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The Malvern School® of Newtown Square Recieves National Accreditation for a Third Time

Delaware County preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 8 years again earns NAEYC accreditation, achieved by less than 10 percent of programs nationwide

Newtown Square PA –An honor received by less than 10 percent of early childhood education programs in the country, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has recognized The Malvern School of Newtown Square with NAEYC Accreditation for a third time. NAEYC is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

Caitlin Gill, Director of Education and Courtney Walsh, Executive Director of The Malvern School of Newtown Square

According to the association, “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.”

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:

  1. Relationships with children
  2. Curriculum
  3. Teaching approaches
  4. Child assessment
  5. Nutrition and health
  6. Staff qualifications
  7. Relationships with children’s families
  8. Community relations
  9. Physical environment
  10. Program leadership and management

The Malvern School of Newtown Square received high scores in each of these areas, including scores of greater than 100 percent for six program standards.

 “Our re-accreditation from NAEYC is a direct result of our team’s hard work and dedication to providing not only one of the best early childhood education experiences in the area, but in the country,” shares Caitlin Gill, Director of Education at The Malvern School of Newtown Square. “We share this accomplishment with our Malvern School families and the local community, knowing that together we’re making a difference in our children’s futures.”

Enrollment for the 2020 school year as well as summer camp is currently open at The Malvern School of Newtown Square, conveniently located in the Newtown Business Center on West Chester Pike. 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.

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