The Malvern School® of Glen Mills Earns Elite Scores in Nationally Recognized Program Evaluation

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Jul 15, 2024
Delaware County preschool earns high marks in NAEYC Accreditation for a fourth time [caption id="attachment_8882" align="alignright" width="302"] Kira Brown, Assistant Director and Wendy Lingle, Executive Director of The Malvern School of Glen Mills [/caption] Glen Mills, PA – The Malvern School of Glen Mills has earned its fourth accreditation from the  National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) – the nation’s largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators. NAEYC accreditation has become widely recognized as a sign of top-quality early childhood education and is earned by less than 10 percent of programs in the country. “We’ve built such a strong reputation among parents in the local community because of our commitment to excellence. Continuing to earn the mark of quality from NAEYC is a testament to just that,” says Wendy Lingle, Executive Director of The Malvern School of Glen Mills. “NAEYC Accreditation lets families know that our program offers rich, well-rounded experiences that set students up for success.” Earning NAEYC Accreditation entails a rigorous assessment and observation process focused on 10 program standards and hundreds of corresponding individual criteria. These 10 standards include: 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. The Malvern School of Glen Mills received scores of 100 percent in nine out of ten of these areas. “For more than 30 years, NAEYC Accreditation of Early Learning Programs has set the standard for excellence for the early childhood field,” states the organization. “This accreditation system provides a mechanism for early learning programs to demonstrate their commitment to high-quality early childhood education.” Enrollment for the 2020 school year as well as summer camp is currently open at The Malvern School of Glen Mills. For more information or to schedule a tour, visit     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 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 nation’s largest early childhood accrediting organization.