Jacquelyn DeLombard - founder

Jackie DeLombard is the founder/owner of Beginnings. Jackie started the school in 1975 to meet the needs of professional parents who wanted an exceptional preschool-kindergarten environment for their children. Prior to starting Beginnings, Jackie established and headed a preschool at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and was involved in the original Head Start program in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She holds a State of Pennsylvania Directors Certificate, and a State of Pennsylvania Private School Teaching Certificate. Ms. DeLombard has a BA in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Michigan University, and attended graduate courses at the University of Michigan.

Peter Schimpf - Business Director

Peter Schimpf has been the Business Director at Beginnings since the Summer of 2011.  Peter moved to Philadelphia with his wife and daughter in early 2010 after living and working in Manhattan for 15 years.  Upon moving to Philadelphia they immediately enrolled their daughter at Beginnings. With his extensive Business and Relationship Management background he strives to make Beginnings the most dynamic early learning center in Philadelphia. He loves getting to know all the wonderful families and children.  For enrollment inquiries or to set up a tour please contact Peter at the email address listed on this page.