What part of Cobb? Gavin goes to Goddard in Smyrna- its halfway between our house and our work. I have been really pleased so far. He has been there since last Nov. The curriculum is great and I feel like he has been exposed to so much more than I ever dreamt of at 3.5 years old. Prior to coming here, Gavin had been at daycare at my office (which is where Sophie is now). They were going thru a transition and I was not happy with things there and he wasn't progressing in potty training or speech. But as soon as he got to Goddard, he mastered potty training (for them) really quickly and his language exploded. This might sound silly to some, but my favorite part of Goddard is the DETAILED daily sheet that tells me what they did, what he participated in, what he ate, and most of all- they give us a "memorable moment" for the day. Something cute or funny or smart that he did. That is our favorite thing- we read it out loud in the car and praise him and he just eats it up :-) So simple but such a big impact.
As for pricing, its not cheap... but everytime that I start to complain about it, DH reminds me how happy I am and the peace of mind that I have leaving there is worth it. I was so frustrated prior to coming here- but now I have complete peace with where both kids are. We are planning to move Sophie here when she turns 1 as well (she's still BF so its easier to have her at my office- and I LOVE her teachers too so there is no reason to move her yet). Gavin only goes 3 days a week so I don't really even know what their full time rates are (my head would probably explode).
As for Primrose, the one up here in Kennesaw near our house was a close runner up. I felt like their curriculum was equally as good and I had a good overall feeling about the center. In the end, we just weren't sure that we could make it up here before closing if traffic was bad so Smyrna seemed like the better location. But no matter which brand you choose, you need to visit the center and see for yourself. They are all independently operated and can be very different. You can email me if you have more specific questions about Goddard- slwprincess at gmail dot com