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The Malvern School of Oaks

The Malvern School’s preschool in Oaks is conveniently located off the Oaks exit of Highway 422 and just outside Phoenixville. We have been serving our community since 2010, and our enrollment has consistently grown since we opened our doors. Our quality of early childhood education and child care is shown through the continuous recommendations of our families to their friends and neighbors. Our staff is passionate about educating children, and our innovative programs for children aged 6 weeks through 8 years old offer much more than traditional Oaks daycare options. We look forward to helping your child prepare for the future, and we encourage you to schedule a tour of our Oaks preschool!

What Parents are saying:

With caring and dedicated teaching professionals, and an age appropriate curriculum for young children, The Malvern School has done wonders for our child.

—Judd S., Oaks


  • 2019 Lead Teacher of the Year, Kerry Kauffman
  • 2019 Superior Achievement Award
  • 2018 Superior Achievement Program Assessment
  • 2017 Best Practices Assessment (BPA) Achievement
  • 2016 Big Q - Highest Score on Quality Standards Review
  • 2016 Curriculum Coordinator of the Year
  • 2016 Platinum Performer
  • 2016 Superior Achievement Best Practices
  • 2015 Executive Director of the Year
  • 2014 Superior Achievement Program Assessment
  • 2014 Director of Education of the Year
  • 2013 Health & Safety Coordinator of Year


1023 Egypt Road
Ph: 1-877-MALVERN

School Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:00am-5:30pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Accredited Since 2014

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

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Meet Our Directors

Allison Presner, Director of Education

Allison Presner is the Director of Education at The Malvern School of Oaks. She joined the team in 2016 as an Associate Director and before that she was a second grade teacher, a kindergarten enrichment teacher and a summer day camp director. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Gwynedd Mercy College. As an educator, Allison finds the most gratifying part of her job is to see a child accomplish a goal. The excitement on a child’s face makes every moment of the hard work worth it! She also enjoys working with her teachers to develop new and innovative curriculum, planning special days for the kids and family-focused events that provide children fun, educational experiences.

During her free time, Allison enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is also a former college basketball player. As a young child, Allison always wanted to be a teacher and her favorite subject in school was art. Her favorite children’s book is “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon.

Patti Lenker, Associate Director

Patti Lenker is the Associate Director at The Malvern School of Collegeville and has been with the company since 2008. She has been working in the field of Early Education for over 30 years. Patti obtained a dual degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from Lake Superior State University in Michigan. Her career began in Michigan at the LSSU Early Child Development Center, before moving to be the Director of Early Childhood Education at Kentucky Wesleyan College. For the past 15 years, Patti has worked as a teacher, trainer, and director within NAEYC-accredited schools located in and around the Philadelphia region. As an active member of PACCA, she assisted the Government Relations Committee from 2006-2008. Patti resides in Collegeville, with her husband, her beloved Newfoundland dogs, and several of her daughter’s cats. She enjoys spending time with her family.

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