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The Malvern School® of Blue Bell Joins Other Malvern Schools Recognized Among Top Early Childhood Education Programs in U.S.

Montgomery County preschool exceeds program standards for NAEYC accreditation- an honor less than 10 percent of programs in the nation receive.

Executive Director, Angela Ludwig, Director of Education, Stephanie Bennis, and Assistant Director, Chelsea Woloshin

Blue Bell, PA – The Malvern School of Blue Bell has earned top recognition among all early childhood education programs in the U.S., receiving accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  NAEYC, the nation’s largest early childhood accrediting organization, recognizes less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens in the country with this honor. Achieving this recognition has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education and offers families the assurance that their child is provided with an environment that helps them reach their full potential.

“NAEYC-Accredited programs bring our definitions of excellence for early childhood education to life each day,” said Kristen Johnson, senior director of Early Learning Program Accreditation at NAEYC. “Earning NAEYC Accreditation makes Blue Bell an exemplar of good practice for families and the entire community.”

The Malvern School of Blue Bell received outstanding marks for each of NAEYC’s 10 research-based standards, receiving an average overall score of 95 percent, including a perfect score in a majority of the categories. NAEYC’s standards focus on relationships with children, curriculum, teaching approaches, child assessment, nutrition and health, staff qualifications, relationships with children’s families, community relations, physical environment, and program leadership and management. Every category is meticulously measured with schools providing an abundance of evidence for each standard. 

Additionally, each classroom individually received an average score of 96 percent.

 “Right from the start, The Malvern School of Blue Bell has been committed to offering the highest-quality early childhood education program in the area,” stated Angela Ludwig, Executive Director of The Malvern School of Blue Bell. “Achieving NAEYC Accreditation has validated our efforts to bring the best education and learning environment possible to our students and their families every day. When we opened our doors in 2016, we knew we had something special, and we’re so proud to officially hold the highest honor among early childhood education programs in the country.”


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About The Malvern School

The Malvern School, founded in 1998, is a year-round private preschool for ages six weeks to eight years. The Malvern School believes in developing the whole child in a nurturing, yet engaging environment and offers an innovative curriculum that has raised the bar in early childhood education. Today, The Malvern School has 26 locations throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and Central and Southern New Jersey and is dedicated to providing curriculum that is designed to meet or exceed the highest standards established by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s largest early childhood accrediting organization.


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