The Malvern School of Downingtown

"We transferred to the Malvern School after our daycare closed and have been very pleased. Excellent communication, caring teachers, and daily photos. Highly recommend!" - Ginny Latham

Conveniently situated between Exton and Downingtown, near the Route 30 bypass, The Malvern School of Downingtown is dedicated to providing exceptional educational programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-kindergarten children. Our NAEYC accreditation, earned since 2012, ensures that your child receives the highest level of care and early childhood education, making us a trusted choice for families in the Downingtown area.

NAEYC Accredited Excellence

Since 2012, The Malvern School of Downingtown has maintained accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's largest early childhood accrediting organization. This accreditation is a testament to our commitment to meeting and exceeding the highest standards in early childhood

Center Programs

Infants

Infants

Our Infant Program offers a nurturing space for exploration with age-appropriate movement and sensory activities, along with tailored schedules.

First Step

First Step

Our First Steppers program encourages exploration, choice-making, and fun learning, fostering independence and confidence.

Toddler

Toddler

Our curriculum and dedicated staff foster toddlers autonomy and secure routines, enabling them to explore safely and grow.

Get Set

Get Set

Our Get Set Program offers learning activities for transitioning from toddlerhood to preschool, focusing on independence and self-help skills.

Pre-School

Pre-School

Our Preschool Program nurtures independence, curiosity, and respect, preparing children for future success through diverse, thematic learning.

Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten

Our Pre-Kindergarten Program features a balanced curriculum with math, science, arts, and motor skills for academic readiness and development.

Tuition and Openings at Malvern

Center Offerings

The Malvern Way
Parent Participation
NAEYC Accreditation
Health & Safety Commitment
Experienced Staff & Faculty
Specialty Rooms

At the Malvern School, we implement a curriculum tailored to your child's needs, aligning with NAEYC best practices to ensure learning and care.

The Malvern School offers timely, informative communication tailored to family needs, including daily updates on lessons, activities, and your child's progress.

The Malvern School curriculum is designed to meet or exceed the standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s largest early childhood accrediting organization.

Our health and safety standards exceed early childhood education requirements and are some of the most robust in the industry.

Our teachers are college-educated in early childhood or elementary education, experienced, and adhere to NAEYC standards under expert leadership.

The Fascination Station and Discovery Room are age-appropriate, custom-designed rooms where your child will have daily unlimited opportunities to see, touch, and do through hands-on learning stations.

Center Director

Dana Berthoud is the Executive Director of The Malvern School of Downingtown. Prior to that, she was the Director of Education for The Malvern School since 2013, first at Newtown Square and now most recently at Downingtown. Previously, she was the Head Pre-Kindergarten Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator at The Malvern School of Frazer. Dana has worked for The Malvern School since 2006 and is dedicated to the Early Childhood field. Dana received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from
Portrait of the Malvern Director

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