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Wonderspring Early Learning

At Wonderspring, our mission is to develop, provide and advocate for high quality early childhood education, school age programs, and related services in support of all children and families.

Special Press Release

Regional Chamber Officials, Business &
Military Leaders Press Conference

Wonderspring Narberth Center
201 Sabine Ave
Narberth, PA 19072
Friday, June 17, 2016
10:30 am

Officials from the Greater Philadelphia, Main Line and African American Chambers of Commerce will join other business and military leaders to release a new report detailing how high quality pre-k is important to developing STEM skills-those essential capabilities in science, technology, engineering, and math demanded in the 21st Century workforce.


Steven Bradley, Chairman
African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE

Bernard Dagenais, President & CEO
Main Line Chamber of Commerce

Liz Ferry, Vice-President
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Ann O’Brien, CEO

James Waddington, Director – Strategic Marketing Solutions
Lockheed Martin
PA Early Learning Investment           

Wesley Craig, Major General (Ret.)
Former PA Adjutant General
United States Army / Pennsylvania National Guard

Thomas Wilson, Rear Admiral (Ret.)
United States Navy

Mary Jo Daley, State Representative
PA 148th  Legislative District

Nick Miccarelli, State Representative
PA 162nd Legislative District

“This is a really bid deal.” Wonderspring Board President Ed Trainor said. “They could have picked any Southeastern PA Early Childhood Education program to host this conference but they choose our Narberth Center because of Wonderspring’s ability to provide high quality programs and our commitment to make sure all young children have access to programs like ours.”

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Edward P. Trainor elected as MELC’s Board President

Edward P Trainor

Released 3/10/2016

Montgomery Early Learning Centers (MELC), devoted to providing high quality early childhood education and school age programs in the Philadelphia region, is pleased to announce the recent election of Edward P. Trainor as the organization’s Board of Directors President. Ed succeeds John Ungar in this Board leadership role.

“Becoming Board President of Montgomery Early Learning Centers is an excellent way to continue my service to this nationally recognized organization” said Ed Trainor. “Early childhood education is such a prominent political and corporate focus at this time when the need to ensure the quality care of our children is critical. So many professionals and volunteers contribute their time and talents, and I look forward to continue working with all of them to carry out the mission of Montgomery Early Learning Centers.”

Ed is both a locally and nationally recognized Principal in the Advisory practice and Business Valuation Services group at Deloitte LLP. With over 20 years’ professional experience, he advises many leading multi-national clients and management teams, providing valuation fair value consultations for merger & acquisitions, financial reporting, strategic planning, tax planning, dispute resolution and other various matters.

Previously on the Montgomery Early Learning Centers Board of Directors, Ed served as Chair of the Finance committee and a member of the executive board. As a valued partner and trusted advisor to the CEO and other board members, Ed will provide strategic governance to the organization and evaluate the organization’s impact and performance as Board President. He brings a wealth of experience and will play a key role as MELC continues to execute its vision to provide high quality educational programs to all children and families within the Greater Philadelphia region.

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3 MELC Centers Receive COA Accreditation

Montgomery Early Learning Centers
201 Sabine Avenue
Narberth, PA  19072

Dear Montgomery Early Learning Centers,

On behalf of the Council on Accreditation (COA), I am delighted to inform you that Montgomery Early Learning Centers — Cynwyd, Colonial, and Conshohocken have been accredited. Accreditation demonstrates that your programs are recognized as after school providers that successfully implement high performance standards and, as such, are delivering the highest quality services to all of its children, youth and families.

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