The experiences kids are exposed to during early childhood have a significant impact on shaping their values, their world-view and, ultimately, who they become. That�s why our curriculum at The Malvern School celebrates diversity, inclusion, acceptance, empathy, kindness and more, starting as young as infancy. While these values are integrated into our programming across all of our classrooms year-round, occasions like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day are a perfect time to focus on them exclusively with our young friends. Dr. King�s life and legacy offer endless wisdom and inspiration � and in true Malvern School fashion, our teachers do a standout job of bringing these lessons to life in ways that are not only age-appropriate but also meaningful and fun. Check out some of the highlights from our 2021 MLK Day celebrations at our schools in Royersford, Marlton, Washington Township and Richboro below.

The Malvern School of Royersford

[caption id="attachment_10046" align="aligncenter" width="475"] �I want to change the world by having everyone love each other.� In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, MVP students in Royersford created the world with construction paper and paint, then brainstormed and discussed ways they can each change the world.[/caption]  

The Malvern School of Marlton

[caption id="attachment_10061" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Friends in Marlton created different styles of �I Have a Dream� art and wrote their dreams for themselves and the world.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_10062" align="aligncenter" width="583"] With the help of white and brown eggs, classes were reminded that despite being different colors on the outside, we�re all the same on the inside.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_10068" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Using different colors of paint, our friends worked together to create friendship doves, birthday cards and art with fingerprints and handprints � reinforcing that we can create change with our own two hands.[/caption]  

The Malvern School of Washington Township

[caption id="attachment_10055" align="aligncenter" width="595"] Friends in Washington Township read books and looked at pictures of Dr. King to learn about his life, values and what he stood for.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_10053" align="aligncenter" width="595"] In honor of MLK�s peaceful fight for a world where everyone is treated equally, friends crated their own calming jars for peace and artistic peace signs.[/caption]  

The Malvern School of Richboro

[caption id="attachment_10058" align="aligncenter" width="598"] In Richboro, each child was given a �Dream cloud� and asked to decorate it and write something they dreamed of or about a way in which they can make the world a better place. These clouds are proudly displayed with photos of Dr. King in the hallways of the school.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_10060" align="aligncenter" width="565"] With so much to learn from the wise words of Martin Luther King, Jr., classes studied and discussed some of his famous quotes.[/caption]   After all, Dr. King said it best: �We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization.�