Our Story


Marvelously Made – the School for Young Children is a result of the professional passion and authentic respect for children which began brewing in the heart of its founder, Jennifer McCarville, over 26 years ago.  The Marvelously Made Way (approach) values authentic learning and holds strong to a dedication of respecting the developmental needs of children with the first consideration being the individual emotional needs of each one. This is why we offer young children a developmentally appropriate early educational experience while honoring the biological process of human development which has been designed by God. 




Founded in 2010

Marvelously Made –the School for Young Children began in 2010 at the Helotes Hills United Methodist Church.  The first four years the school offered mixed-age preschool classes for children 3 through 5 years old. Kindergarten was added in 2014. In 2015, having outgrown the church facility, Marvelously Made relocated to its current location in Old Town Helotes and expanded to include first grade.

Inspiration + Influences

Influenced by the works of Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, Eric Erickson, Howard Gardner, Friedrich Froebel, David Elkind, Bev Bos, Rudolf Steiner, and others from the fields of early education and child development and considering the standards set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), our school is a place which inspires children to try new things, explore possibilities and gain knowledge as they develop skills at their own pace.  Through a balance of planned and responsive curriculum our approach is experience-based and play-focused while placing the emphasis on the interests and learning needs of the childrens.