The Malvern School of Collegeville Earns National NAEYC Accreditation

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Jul 15, 2024

Program recognized among the top in the nation by earning accreditation

In recognition of its high-quality early learning program, The Malvern School of Collegeville has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. Less than 10 percent of all child care centers, preschools, and kindergartens nationally achieve this certification. According to NAEYC, “Research shows a direct correlation between high-quality early learning and children's positive long-term outcomes in life, including increased educational attainment, healthier lifestyles, and more successful careers. NAEYC Accreditation helps teachers and other staff at early learning programs develop a shared understanding and commitment to quality.” “NAEYC Accreditation is the gold standard for early childhood educations programs, and we’re ecstatic to have earned this highly respected mark of quality,” says Tanya Mattar, Director of Education at The Malvern School of Collegeville. “At the core of this honor are our teachers, who are personally invested in helping all of our students thrive in a loving, fun and educationally stimulating environment. We have one of the best early learning programs because they bring their best every day!” The rigorous accreditation evaluation included an extensive self-study process, followed by an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to ensure the program meets each of the 10 research-based program standards and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. These standards include relationships; curriculum; teaching; assessment of child progress; health; staff competencies, preparation and support; families; community relationships; physical environment; and leadership and management. “NAEYC-Accredited programs have committed to a process that takes time, energy and dedication to complete,” states Alissa Mwenelupembe, NAEYC’s Senior Director Early Learning Program Accreditation. “The Malvern School of Collegeville has demonstrated their commitment to young children and their families.” The Malvern School of Collegeville is currently looking for outstanding teachers to join its team. For more information, visit About The Malvern School The Malvern School, founded in 1998, is a year-round private preschool for children six weeks to eight years old. 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 27 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 for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. About NAEYC The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age eight, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. NAEYC advances a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and supports all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. The association comprises nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and more than 50 Affiliates, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. For more information about NAEYC, visit