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Primary Colors Early Learning Centers in Durham

Meet The Owner – Kara Vample Turner

Kara Vample Turner is proud of the excellent reputation of Primary Colors, one of the largest, privately owned, 5 star facilities in Durham, NC. As a second generation childcare center owner/operator, Kara has followed the advice of her mother to make providing a safe, secure and loving environment a priority and make that the foundation of her Early Learning Centers in Durham.

Since opening Primary Colors Early Learning Centers in Durham in 1993, Kara has strived to implement the best practices in high quality childcare. Kara is passionate about providing individualized early childhood education for the children in her care. Kara personally designed the engaging, cozy learning environment where children can explore, discover and become confident learners. Kara is happily married, with two beautiful daughters.

Early Childhood Education & Development Durham NC

Meet The Team

Our experienced and dedicated teachers and administrative staff care about children, not just for them. Acknowledging the importance of the consistency of caregivers in the lives of young children, we are proud of the very low turnover rate of our teaching staff.

The training and education of our staff is of primary focus. The staff is fully credentialed and trained in Infant/Child CPR, First Aid and SIDS. We provide support and strongly encourage all of our teachers to enroll in additional early childhood courses and provide in service training hours for all of our staff. We take pride in Early Childhood Education & Development in Durham NC.

Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers


We Encourage Family Participation

We believe in partnerships with families. We encourage families to participate in programs and special events sponsored by the center. We have an open door policy and welcome family visits.

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Our Testimonials

"We evaluated many different facilities when seeking care for our son John when our family moved to Durham. We realized after spending time talking with the staff that Primary Colors was the best place in Durham for our daycare needs. The staff was professional and very organized. More importantly, they truly cared about our son and his development. Our son was very happy and learned many skills quickly in their safe and caring environment. We could not have made a better choice for than Primary Colors."

- John & Georgia Gallagher

"Our son Krishna is thriving at Primary Colors! He started there as an infant and now is two-and-a-half. We love how much he is learning, cognitively as well as socially, thanks to the play-based approach and the incredibly diverse student body. The teachers and staff are top notch, nurturing his development, keeping him safe and healthy, and expressing so much love and care. Primary Colors is a microcosm of the world we want for our son, and ourselves."

- Gita

"When we enrolled our son last July it was a time of a lot of change for us. A new state, new jobs and the first time we were putting our infant son into daycare. Well, 6 months later, we couldn't be happier with Primary Colors. Our son loves waking up and "going to school" because the teachers genuinely love and care for the kids."

- Marsha V.

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