Program Basics

School Hours:


7 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. We operate all year, with a summer camp atmosphere in summer.

Schedule Options:

Our full day program includes two, three, four, or five day options to meet your child’s needs and your busy schedule.


Although developmental differences are considered, children are generally grouped by school year into classes with approximately six month age spans. Every class has two teachers and children are divided into two smaller groups, with one teacher having primary responsibility for their group.

School Facilities:

Our School facility consists of three buildings, three playgrounds, and an in-ground swimming pool. The Infant/Toddler building houses children from eight weeks to three years of age, with one Infant class, two Young Toddler classes and two Senior Toddler Classes. Two separate playground spaces allow Infants and Toddlers the freedom they need for active movement.

The Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classes are housed in two separate buildings joined by a beautiful and well-equipped playground space. A computer lab, rainy day gym, fully furnished kitchen, and in-ground swimming pool custom-designed for young children provide additional space and opportunities for keeping children actively involved.

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 locking system. Enrolled families are given computer access chips for their child’s building.


Even the youngest toddlers find great joy in their lunch boxes. In addition to lunch brought from home, we serve a morning and afternoon snack consisting of milk or juice with crackers, pretzels, and other low sugar snack foods that older children often prepare themselves. Infants are served only those foods provided by you.

During the year, on special food days, the School provides lunch. From Pizza Fridays to Thanksgiving dinner, we find lots of ways to have fun with nutritious foods.


A non-refundable registration fee is due upon registration and once confirmed guarantees a space for your child on the agreed-upon date. We maintain an advance equal to one-half month’s tuition and apply it to the last month of enrollment when proper notice is given. Tuition is payable monthly on the 1st of the month. Optional services not included are school photographs, music lessons, T-shirts and sweatshirts, field trips, and swimming lessons. Student accident insurance is included in the tuition (please call the school at 610-668-2233 for more information on tuition and fees).

School Holidays and Closings:

The School is open all year, except for the holidays listed in our Schedule of School Events.

Because working parents must be at work even during bad weather, we attempt to open whenever roads are passable. Your child’s teacher will advise you early in the morning if the School will be closed.

Cadence Education

Bala Cynwyd School for Young Children is proud to be A Cadence Education School™. Cadence Education is one of the premier early childhood educators in the United States, operating over 160 private preschools and elementary schools as members of the Cadence Education Family of Schools across the country. With over 20 years in business, we have developed an unparalleled expertise in preparing students to thrive in the next step of their childhood. Please click here to learn more about Cadence Education.