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The Malvern School of Downingtown

Contact Info

1001 Cornerstone Boulevard
Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

1-877-MALVERN

School Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

About The Malvern School of Downingtown

Our preschool is conveniently located between Exton and Downingtown, close to the Route 30 bypass. Since the school opened in 2007, our Downingtown preschool has earned several company-wide awards. We are also proud to have achieved accreditation from NAEYC, which sets the highest standards in early childhood education. We offer year round educational programs for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten. Our programs offer much more than traditional Downingtown daycare and childcare options. We look forward to helping your child prepare for the future and we encourage you to schedule a tour of our Downingtown preschool!

Who We Are

The Malvern School was founded in 1998 with a philosophy to deliver a high quality educational program. By developing a high quality program that focuses on the physical, emotional, and cognitive growth of all children, our individualized curriculum allows children to meet their highest potential and make their biggest dreams come true.

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The Malvern Way

We pride ourselves on implementing a curriculum that is designed to meet your child’s individual needs as well as meeting both NAEYC best practices and Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards. At the Malvern School, your child will learn and feel loved.

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Health & Safety

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

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Accredited Since 2012

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.

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Programs available in Downingtown, PA

Our early childhood education programs for children ages 6 weeks through 8 years old offer much more than traditional Downingtown daycare and childcare options.

Meet Our Directors

Dana Berthoud, Executive 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 West Chester University and also received her Master’s Degree in Literacy from West Chester University. Dana loves working for The Malvern School because The Malvern School philosophy is aligned with her own. The Malvern School is dedicated to providing the highest-quality early childhood education and follows best practices. Dana has been through NAEYC re-accreditation both as a teacher at The Malvern School of Frazer and as the Director of Education at The Malvern School of Newtown Square. Dana loves spending time in the classrooms, overseeing the program, and working alongside the teachers to develop their skills. When she is not working at The Malvern School, Dana loves playing with her daughter, Ava and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and being active.

What Downingtown Parents Are Saying


West Chester, PA
Everyone is very friendly and treats my child like their own! Jen and Dana are always at the door with a smile and willing to help with anything.

Downingtown, PA
Jen and Dana and the entire staff at Malvern School of Downingtown are so wonderful!

Devon, PA
My son's teachers do a wonderful job encouraging him to explore his feelings with words and to be kind/gentle to friends. They're also very accommodating to his vegan diet. I love, with a sort if bittersweet feeling, watching him develop his independence under their guidance. I'm very grateful for their care and attention towards him

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Awards & Recognition

  • 2019 Best Place to Work
  • 2019 Big "Q" Award (Quality Standards)
  • 2019 Superior Achievement Program Assessment
  • 2018 Big "Q" (Quality Standards)
  • 2018 Director of Education of the Year, Dana Berthoud
  • 2018 Curriculum Coordinator of the Year, Bryanna Froelich
  • 2018 Superior Achievement Program Assessment
  • 2012 Health and Safety Coordinator of the Year
  • 2012 Director of Education of the Year
  • 2011 Executive Director of the Year

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