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The Malvern School of Marlboro Holds First Year Anniversary Event

MARLBORO, NJ Jan.19—It has been a year of firsts for the Malvern School of Marlboro. It is the first Malvern private pre-school in the area, the first to employ the highest safety and health standards, and the first to launch “Mrs. Bush’s Story Time” events, among many others.

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM at the Malvern School of Marlboro, 130 S. Main Street, Marlboro, residents are invited to help celebrate the school’s first year anniversary with a birthday party, marking one year of serving the Marlboro community. Local dignitaries will be on-hand as well as Malvern School officials. Parents and their children can take part in a variety of activities including birthday-themed games and crafts for kids, as well as birthday cake and party favors for everyone.

This is the Malvern School’s 22nd location, and third Central New Jersey School with two others located in Freehold and Jackson. According to Kristen Waterfield, president and COO of the Malvern School, being able to serve the community and provide jobs to Marlboro residents has been a highlight of their first anniversary. “For more than 15 years, we’ve been committed to making our early childhood programs the best in the nation, and Marlboro is no exception,” said Waterfield. “As a mother of young children myself, and an elementary school teacher by training, there is nothing more important to me than giving children the tools they need to succeed in school and in life. I couldn’t be happier to be able to bring our nationally-recognized programs to parents and children in this great community, and provide jobs as well.”

As a business with a long tradition of giving back to the cities and towns where their private pre-schools are located, the Marlboro community is no exception.

Waterfield added that many things differentiate The Malvern Schools from its competitors. “My business partner and I have been pioneers in the industry, and were the first to create curricula designed to replace the old day care models that were popular at the time. Today, our schools are recognized as industry leaders, and our students have gone on to do great things. Often times they credit their success to being encouraged at an early age to love learning.”

Three years ago the Malvern School was the only early childhood organization in the nation to re-launch “Mrs. Bush’s Story Time” events in all of their schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Students listen to the Former First Lady reading popular children’s books, then participate in special Story Time events designed to encourage a life-long love of reading.

In addition, all of the Malvern Schools are designed specifically to meet or exceed all national health and safety standards.

“We have secured all of our entrances with an access control system that restricts entrance into the building and monitors who is coming in and out.  Our staff is trained to not release children to anyone who is not a parent or guardian. And, since we are also concerned about the health of our students, we comply with all state regulations to sanitize toys and surfaces, plus have strict hand washing policies,” Waterfield added.

Malvern’s commitment to philanthropy is also evident in the school’s culture, raising significant funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and many other non-profits in communities where schools are located. The company also has helped large and small non-profits, and encourages all of the company’s 600-plus employees to do the same.”

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ABOUT THE MALVERN SCHOOL: The Malvern School was founded in 1998 by Joseph A. Scandone and Kristen Waterfield. There are 23 Malvern private pre-schools in the tri-state area with 10 more planned over the next three years. The Malvern School is the premier early childhood education program in the region, having received the coveted National Association for the Education of Young Children, (NAEYC) accreditation for twelve of its schools, signifying they have exceeded industry standards for early childhood education excellence. With more than 600 employees, and 2,000 students, The Malvern School’s faculty is comprised of teachers who hold degrees in early childhood education.

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