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

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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 FamilyDanceoff.com, 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, visit www.PrimroseSchools.com.

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 www.CMNHospitals.org.

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