Best Local Preschool Programs

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An excellent preschool program can make a big difference, and luckily, Chester County has a wide selection of schools and programs perfect for helping kids reach new heights of learning and growing!

Here is our list of the best preschool programs recommended by locals in Chester County:


476 Creamery Way
Exton, PA 19341

For more than 30 years, the founders of The Learning Experience®, the Weissman family, have been positively impacting the lives of children by developing and implementing ground-breaking care and early education programs throughout the country. Starting in 1980 with a single location in Boca Raton, FL, the unique and proprietary programs that the Weissmans developed quickly caught on and expansion soon followed.


Chester County Intermediate Unit
455 Boot Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335

The Chester County intermediate Unit provides preschool services for children with developmental delays, children from income eligible families, children of high school students enrolled in CCIU’s Young Parents program, and children of CCIU employees.
Chesterbrook Academy Preschool
1190 McDermott Dr
West Chester, PA 19380

Chesterbrook Academy Preschool on Tanner Drive has served the families of Exton-Lionville since 1995. They provide a safe, nurturing environment where children learn, grow and thrive. Their Links to Learning curriculum prepares children for elementary school and beyond by developing important academic, social and emotional skills. The teachers help each child discover a fascinating world of learning and play. When students graduate, many continue their education at their sister elementary school in West Chester.


91 Sheree Blvd
Exton, PA 19341
Recognized for innovation, leadership, and reputation for excellence in early education. As a pioneer in education-based care, La Petite Academy is matched by very few organizations for the perspective and insight they have achieved.


The Goddard School
300 Carlisle Ct
Exton, PA 19341

The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.


Warwick Child Care Center-Lionville Center
40 S Village Ave
Exton, PA 19341

Warwick Child Care Center, Inc. was established in 1986 in Warwick Township, Pennsylvania and is a private child care center corporation comprised of nine child care centers in Chester County.  Five of the centers provide care for infants through school age and four of the centers are located within the Great Valley School District.
Goshen Friends School
814 N Chester Rd
West Chester, PA 19380
Guided by the Quaker values of equality, integrity, simplicity, community, and peace, Goshen Friends School provides a strong academic foundation through a responsive curriculum and small classes to nurture joyful learning.
Downingtown KinderCare
200 Whitford Hills Rd
Downingtown, PA 19335
KinderCare welcomes children of all abilities, with the commitment to provide quality care and education to each child. They believe every child is a unique individual with varying needs, and they welcome the diversity that brings to our centers. All children and families deserve to be full members of their communities, to have the opportunity for development and learning, and to experience a sense of belonging.
Villa Maria Academy Lower School
1140 W King Rd
With a  legacy of educating children, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are experts in childhood education. A love for learning begins at Villa Maria Academy’s only co-educational environment, where three and four year old girls and boys experience joy in learning through play and exploration in a safe and caring environment based on mutual respect.
The Malvern School of Frazer
383 Lancaster Ave
Frazer, PA 19355
At The Malvern School of Frazer, they are particularly proud of our developmentally appropriate, NAEYC accredited program, as well as their qualified teaching staff who ensure that your child is receiving the most nurturing educational program possible. They are also proud of the consistent excellence that has earned them multiple years of Platinum Performance recognition. Their early childhood education programs for children ages 6 weeks through 8 years old offer much more than traditional Frazer daycare and childcare options. 
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