The Philadelphia Inquirer Names The Malvern School A Winner of the Delaware Valley Top Workplaces 2019 Award

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Jul 15, 2024
Glen Mills, PA – March 5, 2019 –  The Malvern School – the largest privately owned preschool for children six weeks to eight years old in Greater Philadelphia – has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Philadelphia Inquirer. The list is based solely on employee feedback on several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. “Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that administered the third-party survey. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.” Malvern School employees cited the organization’s strong values, meaningful purpose, support from leadership, learning and growth opportunities, and team mentality as primary reasons why the organization is a top place to work. The Malvern School is also known for its significant commitment to supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and other philanthropic initiatives, championing literacy programs with The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, and spearheading efforts to elevate the profession. “Our unwavering commitment to providing superior early childhood education begins with our educators – and this honor is a testament to the many ways we invest in and support our exceptional team,” said Kristen M. Waterfield, President and Co-Founder of The Malvern School. “They are the teachers, nurturers, mentors and role models, and they mean everything to the young children in our schools. Creating an environment where they can thrive – while helping children reach their full potential – has been core to our growth and shared success over the past 20 years.” Since 1998, The Malvern School has grown from two locations in Malvern to 26 locations throughout southeastern PA and central and southern NJ … expanded from a team of 20 to 580 teachers and staff … and educated and empowered more than 30,000 children. In addition to a highly competitive compensation model, the organization offers a benefits package that is unique to the industry and promotes work-life integration, health and wellness, long-term financial stability and education. For full-time teachers, this includes paid and volunteer time to support charitable foundations, tuition reimbursement for continuing professional education, and, one of the most coveted benefits, highly discounted or free childcare. “Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”   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. About Energage, LLC Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000 organizations representing well over 19 million employees in the United States.