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Our Story
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Moorestown Children's School was founded in 1967 by passionate elementary school educator, Joan Maloney. Her motivation was a deep belief that children could achieve great things when they were challenged, nurtured, immersed in rich experiences, allowed to be creative, active, and above all else - free to be themselves.

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The Farm
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"In addition to regular contact with nature, one of the best ways to foster empathy during early childhood is to cultivate children's relationships with animals." - Randy White

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Phone #: 856-722-7087
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At Moorestown Children's School, we believe in children's innate ability to acquire a tremendous amount of knowledge in a rich, nurturing, playful environment.


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Moorestown Children's School endeavors to optimize opportunities for child development in an engaging, hands on, language-enriched, authentic environment. At the foundation of Moorestown Children's School's philosophy is appreciation and respect for the dignity of each child and for his or her unique gifts.

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Our Story

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Moorestown Children's School was founded in 1967 by passionate elementary school educator, Joan Maloney. After a decade of teaching in public and private schools, Joan sought to creative a private elementary school where the relationship between children, their teacher, and learning would be priority. When she learned that Moorestown, where her 11-acre farm is located, restricted non-public elementary schools to only religious schools, she turned her attention to creating a place for the youngest learners to have a positive beginning to their education. Joan believed in creating environments for learning, in the classroom and outdoors. Her motivation was a deep belief that children could achieve great things when they were challenged, nurtured, immersed in rich experiences, allowed to be creative, active, and above all else - free to be themselves.

Joan's passion for education was passed down to her daughter, Sue. Always drawn to understanding child development, Sue spent as much time as she could involved in the school, gaining years of early experience and thinking about how best one could pass on information and understanding. In the 1960's as a high school student, Sue observed firsthand the stirring of change that seemed to be coming to education in America. Many voices contributed to new thoughts about the purpose and practice of "schooling". Some came from practitioners, such as A.S. Neill and his Summerhill School, or John Holt, who became a leader of the early homeschool movement. At the age of fourteen Sue was granted an independent study to pursue her interest in educational models. Sue traveled to visit progressive and democratic schools and innovated public school programs, and met with or corresponded with the leaders and practitioners in the field. Education in this country, and around the world, was always in her sights.

When Sue was ready to start a family, she came back to work with her mother. She expanded Moorestown Children's School to provide a uniquely warm and enriching educational environment for infants through elementary age children. Today, the school continues in the tradition of providing the great foundation of nurture, nature, and experience.