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Chic Spotlight: Jan Malley, Owner of Little Red School House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Amy Scalia   
Sunday, 14 August 2011 10:51

Chic Spotlight: Jan Malley, Owner of Little Red School House
This educator and business owner by day, philanthropist by night, is planning an "Autumn in Paris" you won't want to miss. Keep reading to learn more about this fun fete.

 

081511SPOTLIGHT.jpgCincy Chic: When did you start Little Red School House (LRSH)?
Jan Malley, Owner of Little Red School House
: I started Little Red School House in 1975 after teaching in the public school two years.

 

Cincy Chic: Why did you start LRSH?
Malley
: I realized children were not being taught the basic readiness skills in preschool and kindergarten and were therefore not equipped to be successful in first grade.

 

Cincy Chic: What makes LRSH different?
Malley
: At the Little Red School House, we teach children on an individual basis and allow them to learn and progress at their own pace. This is achieved by ascertaining each child's social, emotional and academic readiness through observation, interactive learning techniques, and testing.

 

Cincy Chic: What are your day-to-day responsibilities?
Malley
: I am the education coordinator for the Little Red School Houses. It is my job to assist teachers with their curriculums, teaching methods, working with children's individual needs, parents and public relations.

 

Cincy Chic: You brought your husband on board as president. Tell me how that happened, why you did that and the results of his expertise on the business.
Malley
: In 1987, my husband sold his automobile dealership in Troy. At that time, I wanted to expand my school and develop more campuses around the Greater Cincinnati area. I asked him to give me a year of his life to assist me in expanding the Little Red School House. Chip brought his degree in business to the Little Red School House, which is an area a degreed teacher, as myself, we share very little knowledge. We are great partners. Chip handles the business side, and I can focus on the students and teaching. He has given our business professionalism, which is not usually a part of the early childhood education process. Our teachers now have profit-sharing, 401 retirements, health benefits and more. Our teachers are dedicated and spend their careers with us. Many staff members have taught with us more than 20 years.

 

Cincy Chic: What's next on the horizon for LRSH?
Malley
: We are in an expansion mode once again and are actively looking to acquire property or existing preschool centers in the Greater Cincinnati area.

 

Cincy Chic: Outside of LRSH, you're very involved with The Humanitarian League. Tell me about that and your big event coming up.
Malley
: When I am not working, I am volunteering with The Humanitarian League, which is a nonprofit my mother started in 1960. Our goal is to assist abused and neglected children and animals. Our fundraiser is Tuesday, September 13 at Summit Hills Country Club in Crestview Hills, Kent. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our theme is "Autumn in Paris" and includes a wine, lunch, fashion show, dance lessons, a mime, Bengal players, auction, raffle for a beachfront Palm Beach condo and vendors to care for our mind, body and soul. Tickets are only $45 per person. Contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for tickets.

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Amy Scalia, a Cincinnati native, is the editor in chief and publisher of Cincy Chic. Send her an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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