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(3 to 4 years old)*

The Malvern School Preschool Program provides children with a culturally diverse learning environment where children develop a positive self-image, respect for others, and foster their independence and curiosity as a learner. The curriculum** is aimed at developing preschoolers’ skills in all areas. Children are introduced to math, science, and social studies through weekly themes and projects. Aesthetic expression is also encouraged through music and art activities. Our Preschool Program will prepare children for future academic success.

*Age ranges are approximate. **The Malvern School Curriculum is fully aligned with State Early Learning Standards.


Language and literacy skill-building through early reading and writing experiences, exposure to meaningful print, expanding letter knowledge, and various opportunities for verbal expression. Activities include books, flannel board stories, storytelling, show and tell, puppets, poetry, letter-sound recognition, and word recognition.

Encouraging, questioning, exploring, and discovering new information as part of scientific inquiry. Curriculum includes planned activities exploring nature, animals, weather, and all the wonders of the world.

Comprehension of math concepts including counting and beginning number recognition, matching, sorting, and patterning. Activities include computer games, number recognition, and matching of sets.

Development of fine and large motor skills that will enable children to manipulate buttons and zippers, grip a writing instrument, balance, run, and engage in daily active play with planned indoor and outdoor activities.

Enjoyment and appreciation of the creative arts, including visual arts, music and movement, and dance and drama. Activities include finger-painting, brush painting, coloring, pasting, gluing, printing, cutting, rhythm instruments, and singing.

In our age-appropriate Discovery Room, preschool students can explore in the sensory center, play dress-up and pretend, make music, do arts and crafts, read, or work on the computers.

Cooperative play, character development, and community and cultural studies.

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The Malvern School is dedicated to educating young children through diverse and innovative programming. When choosing The Malvern School, families' expectations are met through our commitment to providing the finest curriculum and staff, all in a nurturing environment. 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.

NAEYC Accreditation

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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Health and Safety

At The Malvern School, always putting the children – and their health and safety – first is a responsibility that we are committed to delivering on every day.

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Parent Engagement

We are proud to partner with Tadpoles to send daily profiles, pictures, and more. You won’t find this elevated level of communication at traditional daycares. Our parents rave about the thorough reports they receive.

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Experienced Teachers

Our teachers are college educated in early childhood education and/or elementary education and have a wealth of experience in the field. Our Lead Teachers plan, supervise, and implement an early childhood education program in accordance with The Malvern School philosophy and NAEYC standards.

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Children arrive at The Malvern School, get settled in, and begin participating in learning center activities.

Discovery Room activities include dramatic play, manipulatives, art & music, sensory, blocks and vehicles, and book nook. Curriculum Plan activities include language/literacy, math concepts, science, multi-cultural/social studies, large/fine motor skills, art experiences, music & movement, and computer skills.

Includes greeting songs, books, fingerplays, introduction of concepts.

We have 3 age-appropriate playgrounds for every school: an infant playground, toddler playground, and pre-k and up playground.

These activities are done in small groups.

These activities are done in both large and small groups.

Parent-provided lunch is given to the children at this time. Cleaning up after meals is also an encouraged routine.

Full Day Students: Independent learning activities.

Half Day Students: pick-up time.

Children will take time to nap or rest and recharge before continuing with their day.

The Malvern School provides 2 organic snacks each day.

Students participate in various enrichment activities.

Children will play in our age-appropriate playground.

Learning center activities will happen at this time. Teachers will communicate with parents/guardians at pick-up about their child’s day.

This is a sample Preschool schedule; actual schedules will vary by location. Throughout the day, Preschool students are encouraged to develop self-help skills when using the restroom, washing hands, and managing their belongings at meals and rest time.


Choosing The Malvern School® today will be one of the best decisions you make for your child’s tomorrow. Come experience all The Malvern School has to offer! Find a location in your neighborhood and schedule a tour today.


Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions you face as a parent. The Malvern School appreciates childhood as a special and unique stage of life. Our goal is to offer you and your child a high quality, developmentally appropriate program in a secure, creative, and stimulating environment. We offer programs for children aged 6 months all the way to 8 years, so your child can grow with Malvern over the years.

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