By Susan Heckler
Central New Jersey is home to many young families. Our area has become a magnet for people who appreciate the beauty, commutability, and wide variety of choices for families with preschoolers.
The Malvern School was founded in 1998 with a philosophy to deliver high quality educational programs for children between the ages of 6 weeks and 8 years. The Malvern School Mission Statement included “The Malvern School is dedicated to educating young children through diverse and innovative programming.”
Malvern schools are open year round with full and half day enrollment options. Their 23 locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey include schools which have opened recently in Freehold, Marlboro and Jackson. Unlike many preschools, Malvern schools boasts degreed teachers who focus on your child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive growth. Their developmentally-appropriate curriculum is aligned with State Learning Standards and 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. They are making every effort for all of The Malvern Schools to achieve NAEYC accreditation, with 12 already accredited.
They have created two age-appropriate, custom designed rooms where your child will have daily unlimited opportunities to see, touch and do through hands on learning stations. To satisfy a child’s curiosity and need for adventure, the learning stations focus on sensory exploration, arts and crafts, reading, manipulative play and dramatic play. The Fascination Station is a favorite among First Step and Toddler children, and the Discovery Room is a special place for the Get Set through After School students. When you walk into these rooms, you will see children thinking, learning, listening, experimenting, drawing, building, creating, laughing and especially smiling. They have the opportunity to work in small groups with children from other classrooms for a different experience.
The schools adhere to best practices for health and safety of their students and staff. They have stringent qualifications for their staff, including background checks and licensing requirements and even offer tuition reimbursement for continuing education. They stress communication with parents and use Tadpole software to keep parents informed with daily reports and photos of their youngsters.
You have a choice of programs to meet different stages of development and the needs of your family. Their programming ranges from infant to toddler, the Get Set program for ages 2½ to 3, Preschool for the 3 to 4 year olds, Pre-Kindergarten, after school programs for 5-8 year olds, and Summer Camp to keep the children active year round.
They offer a rolling admission so your child can come in at any time. For more information about the schools in our area call 1-877-MALVERN or email email@example.com. Their website is extremely user friendly and informative: www.malvernschool.com.