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The History of Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children

Bala Cynwyd lies in the Welsh Tract of Pennsylvania and was settled in the 1680s by Welsh Quakers, who purchased the land from William Penn shortly after he landed in Pennsylvania. Our area was originally founded as two separate villages, named for the towns of Bala and Cynwyd in Wales.

In 1884, the Schuylkill Valley Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company was established and 3 train stations were built in our neighborhood. The construction of better roads and the rail service made residential development of the area possible and our stately brick buildings were initially constructed as residential homes in 1895. We were part of a wave of expansion that ran from 1880-1920 and among the first 500 buildings built in Bala Cynwyd.

Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children was founded in 1991. Our campus rests on 1.43 acres and we have 3 classroom buildings, 3 playgrounds, a rain day gym, a fully furnished kitchen, and an in-ground swimming pool that was designed specifically for young children. Our school loves being part of the Bala Cynwyd community.

Programs Offered:

Classroom Staff

sciencewithteacher2-300x200We have worked diligently to assemble a team of nurturing professionals. Our teachers and directors are certified early childhood educators who undergo extensive training prior to assuming their roles and our assistant teachers and aides are either studying for their credentials or have substantial experience with young children.

Every class at Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children has two full-time teachers. We also have two floating teachers that substitute or assist in all of the classrooms as needed.

Our faculty, curriculum, daily programs, and teacher/child ratios all meet or exceed the standards required for:

  • Licensing as a Private Academic School for Nursery and Kindergarten Education by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Licensing by the Department of Human Services as a Child Care Center
  • Accreditation by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)

Safety

All buildings are fully air-conditioned and have commercial sprinkler systems throughout. The fire and emergency alarm systems go directly to a central alarm station and the Township fire and police stations. All buildings are locked from the outside with a computer controlled, electronic lock system. Enrolled families are given access chips for their child’s building.

Parent Involvement

Children show the greatest gains when a strong partnership exists between their parents and their school. We want to work with you through these early years to facilitate every aspect of your child’s emotional, social, intellectual, and physical development.

We have an open-door policy at Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children. You are welcome to visit at any time and we encourage you to participate in any and all of the activities. You can take part in existing activities like field trips, events, and parties or you can coordinate with the staff and do something on your own like read the class a story, teach a dance, or talk about your career, hobby, or passion.

Our Location

Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children is conveniently located at 11 Saint Asaphs Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. You can reach us by calling (610) 668-2233. We offer programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten. Our school is at the nexus of City Line Ave and Route 23 and we’re close to both the I-75 and Route 30.

Accreditations

NAEYC Accreditation

Every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) has set 10 standards for early childhood programs that can help families make the right choice when they are looking for a child care center, preschool, or kindergarten. The standards and criteria are also the foundation of the NAEYC Accreditation system for early childhood programs.

Reviews from Parents

4.5 Rating based on 66 Reviews
Andrew Antoniak • Facebook
March 30, 2021
I have an infant that has been attending BCSYC since the fall and my wife and I are very happy with the care he receives. It gives us piece of mind knowing that he is in very capable and experienced hands. BCSYC has many qualified and experienced teachers that have a wealth of knowledge. It was an easy decision choosing BCSYC to provide childcare for our son.
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Heather R. • Yelp
February 14, 2021
Nurturing, curriculum-based school for infants through kindergarten with an incredibly dedicated staff. So much more than a daycare. They have worked tirelessly to implement Covid-safe protocols and stay open for much of the pandemic. The best endorsement is that our daughter (now almost 4) really loves to go to school every day.
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Rockin80girl • Google
January 30, 2021
The staff at Bala Cynwyd are like no other! The management team is responsive to any questions I have and the staff are top notch. You can tell how much love they have for their job. The Covid-19 protocols are in place to try to make sure the children and staff stay as safe as possible. So glad I have the pleasure to be part of ther BCSYC family!
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Carolina Reyes • Facebook
December 15, 2020
I have my three boys (5 y/o, 2 1/2 y/o, and 6 month old) at BSYC and we are so happy with the experience we have had. The curriculum in each class is great and the teachers are amazing! Someone is always available if you have questions and the director Mihaela is always willing to help and accommodate you. I am so glad my three boys have still sometime here before they go to elementary :) I will totally recommend this school.
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