New school and childcare to headed to Emory at Northlake

A new Emory Healthcare venture is on its way to DeKalb as part of Emory’s campus at Northlake Mall.

A news release states that the Primrose School at Emory Healthcare’s Northlake campus will open summer 2024 to assist Emory Healthcare and Emory University employees, as well as Atlanta residents, with their childcare needs.

The school is nearly 13,000 square feet and includes 11 classrooms and playgrounds and equipment and is expected to enroll more than 175 students. It is part of a mixed-use development in Northlake Mall and “will contribute approximately $3.5 million to the local economy and 45 jobs once at full capacity,” according to the news release.

Emory officials said Emory employees are eligible to receive subsidized tuition based on income when enrolling their children at this location only. The location is also open to the public.

Enrollment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, as well as after-school care for school-aged children is open now at the Northlake campus.

“Our strong culture and commitment to our employees are top priorities. By offering access to premier early education and childcare, we believe this service will assist employees working at and living near Emory Healthcare’s Northlake Campus and beyond,” Emory Chief Human Resources Officer Rock Anderson.

Emory’s website states there are more than 500 Primrose schools in 34 states today, and that each school is independently owned and operated by franchise owners. The school was founded in 1982. Primrose franchise owners Laura and Paul Stechmesser—owners of Primrose School of Druid Hills—also own the Northlake franchise.

Primrose School at Emory Healthcare – Northlake Campus is located at 4820 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta and is actively hiring teacher and staff positions, according to a news release.

The entire Emory facility at Northlake Mall employs more than 1,600 employees and occupies more than 200,000 square feet, according to past reports.


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