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The Malvern School of Lionville

The Malvern School’s preschool in Lionville is conveniently located on Ruark Road off of Eagleview Boulevard in Exton. We have been a member of the Lionville/Exton community since 2001 and a NAEYC Accredited school since 2010. Our dedicated staff is enthusiastic and friendly, many with a long tenure. They work to build a strong foundation of learning for each child as well as give the utmost care to all of our families. With high teaching standards and innovative programming, our programs for children ages 6 weeks through 8 years old offer much more than traditional Lionville daycare and childcare options. Our location is also a consistent award winner for The Malvern School. We look forward to helping your child prepare for the future, and we encourage you to schedule a tour of our Lionville preschool!

What Parents are saying:

My son has been attending the Malvern School since he was three months old starting in the infant room and is currently transitioning to the one year/two year old room… I could not be any happier with how smooth the transition went and how great all the teachers are at the Malvern school. My son is very happy there and I can tell he is very well cared for.

—Kristen Q., Lionville


  • 2018 Assistant Teacher of the Year, Mona Tehrani
  • 2016 Families First - Best Customer Service
  • 2016 Teacher of the Year, Karla Schultz
  • 2015 Families First Award
  • 2014 100% Club
  • 2013 The Big “Q” Award
  • 2013 Executive Director of the Year
  • 2013 Platinum Performance
  • 2012 Platinum Performance
  • Curriculum Coordinator of the Year
  • 2011 NAEYC Mentor of the Year
  • 2010 Director of Education of the Year
  • 2010 Staff Retention Award
  • 2010 Curriculum Coordinator of the Year
  • 2009 Presidents’ Choice
  • 2009 Executive Director of the Year
  • 2009 The Rising Star Award
  • 2007 The Big “Q”


101 Ruark Road
Ph: 1-877-MALVERN

School Hours

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

Accredited Since 2010

NAEYC Accredited Early Learning Program and Preschool in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

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Meet Our Directors

Ashley Bengough, Executive Director

Ashley Bengough is the Executive Director at The Malvern School of Lionville. Ashely holds an Associate Degree in Elementary Education, Bachelor in Business Administration, and is working on her Master’s in Business. She started her career in the classroom at The Malvern School at the Royersford location. She has more than a decade of experience in early childhood education.

During her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with family on their boat, and going to the beach. Fun fact! Ashley is a volunteer firefighter! As a young child, she always wanted to be a teacher and her favorite children’s book is “Lil Army Soldier” by RP Kids.

Amy Woodward, Senior Director of Education

Amy Woodward has worked for The Malvern School for three years as a teacher and in 2014 was promoted to the Director of Education. Amy has her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn State University in education. The thing Amy likes most about working with The Malvern School is their continued dedication to upholding the highest standards in the field of Early Childhood Education. Amy dives right into training new and veteran staff in the evolving world of Early Childhood Education. In Amy’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her newborn Adam and her family. She loves taking her son for walks and playing with him on the floor.

Natasha Dickinson, Assistant Director

Natasha Dickinson is the Assistant Director at The Malvern School of Lionville. Natasha joined The Malvern School team in 2022 with more than eight years of experience in early childhood education. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from West Chester University. Prior to joining the team, she was a preschool and elementary school teacher.
One of Natasha’s proudest moments of her career was working hard—starting as an Aide and eventually promoted to Assistant Director. Natasha believes that The Malvern School Program is above all others because of the foundation that a teacher created the program that meets the needs of each child.
During her free time, she enjoys baking and cooking. As a child, Natasha always wanted to be a teacher. Fun Fact! She has six siblings! Her favorite children’s book is “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.

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