Monday, February 20, 2012

Charlotte-Area Preschoolers Dance to Win $30K for Levine Children's Hospital

Primrose School at Afton Village will host a Princes & Princesses
Dance Party to encourage families to get moving for healthy lifestyles
and enter the Primrose Schools® Family Dance-off to win as much as
$30,000 for Levine Children's Hospital. In each classroom, students
will dance for healthy bodies and happy hearts during their individual
music classes. Teachers, parents and special guests, including Emily
Bootcheck of Levine Children's Hospital, will be encouraged to jump in
and dance along with the children.

The event is part of the Primrose Schools® Family Dance-off campaign
to fight childhood obesity. In partnership with Children's Miracle
Network Hospitals®, Primrose is asking parents to submit a 30-second
home video of their family's best dance moves. From Saturday, Feb. 25
to Friday, March 23, contestants can upload their videos to, and visitors can cast one vote per day for their
favorite video. Each week the four videos with the most votes will
advance to the finalist round. Finalists will compete for the grand
prize of $5,000 and a $30,000 donation to their Children's Miracle
Network Hospital. The second prize winner will receive $3,000 and a
$20,000 donation to their Children's Miracle Network Hospital, and the
third prize family will win $1,500 and a $15,000 donation to their
Children's Miracle Network Hospital. In addition, all 16 weekly
finalists will receive a $1,000 donation to their Children's Miracle
Network Hospital.

Who: – Primrose School at Afton Village preschoolers
and their parents

– Judy Walker, franchise owner, Primrose School at Afton Village

– Emily Bootcheck, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals representative
for Levine Children's Hospital and associate development officer for
the Carolinas Healthcare Foundation

When: Monday, Feb. 27 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Primrose School at Afton Village at 5401 Vining
Street NW, Concord, NC 28027

About Primrose Schools

Celebrating 30 years of service in 2012, Primrose Schools is the
nation's leader in providing well-rounded early childhood education
and nurturing child care services in more than 240 schools in 17
states. The foundation for Primrose Schools is based on a dedicated
and passionate group of early childhood professionals providing high
quality education with a balance of learning, character development
and play.

Primrose Schools offers the Balanced Learning® curriculum, which
blends teacher-directed and child-initiated activities and is
consistently delivered in all Primrose schools nationwide. This
exclusive curriculum is standards-based and enables teachers to help
children build a foundation of knowledge and skills that will enable
them to move successfully from one level of development to the next.

Primrose is the first preschool organization in the country to require
all of its schools to become SACS CASI or NCA CASI accredited.
Primrose Schools stands behind its commitment to deliver an
exceptional early childhood experience with the Primrose Guarantee, a
parent's assurance of complete satisfaction. For more information,

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children's
hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where
it's needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the
community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network
Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time.
These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase
equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the
mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Learn more at