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The Malvern School® of Richboro Recognized Among Top Early Childhood Education Programs in U.S.

Bucks County preschool for children ages 6 weeks to 8 years earns NAEYC accreditation – achieved by less than 10 percent of programs nationwide – for third time

Richboro, PA – February 19, 2019 – While less than 10 percent of early childhood education centers in the U.S. achieve accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), The Malvern School of Richboro announced today it has earned the NAEYC mark of quality for the third time. NAEYC is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

“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 The Malvern School of Richboro an exemplar of good practice for families and the entire community.”

Earning NAEYC Accreditation entails a rigorous assessment and observation process focused on ten 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 Richboro received high scores in each of these areas, including scores of 100%+ for seven program standards.

“At The Malvern School, we always put the children first,” said Christle Seal, Director of Educational Programs at The Malvern School. “This requires maintaining the highest standards of quality in all aspects of our schools – from our loving, degreed teachers and creative, engaging curriculum … to our carefully selected materials, professionally maintained facilities, proactive health and safety measures, and more. Being re-accredited by NAEYC is a testament to The Malvern School of Richboro’s steadfast dedication to this end.”

In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education.

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.”


Kate Perez, Senior Executive Director, and Nicole Graeser, Senior Director of Education of the Malvern School of Richboro

“I couldn’t be prouder of our team,” said Kate Perez, Senior Executive Director of The Malvern School of Richboro. “It’s our shared passion for empowering young children that drives us to provide one of the top early childhood education experiences in the country, and with NAEYC Accreditation, families have the added confidence of knowing they are truly investing in their children’s futures.”


Enrollment for school year programming as well as summer camp is currently open at The Malvern School of Richboro, conveniently located at 748 Second Street Pike.

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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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