FINALLY – THE BIG NEWS ABOUT EDKP!

In December, when we learned that there would be no room for EDKP in the public schools next fall, we were very concerned, having heard that licensing a program in a non-public school setting could take over a year to accomplish. Since the 2016-17 school year would be the 30th anniversary of EDKP, we were sad to think that we might have to end a program which has served so many children and families so well over the past three decades.

But we knew that Haddonfield, like HCC, is committed to the best for the children in the community, whatever that takes to accomplish. We put the word out, and within 24 hours we began to see local people and organizations step up to help. Now, just two months later, we are well on our way to securing a license to re-locate EDKP to very cheerful and age appropriate space in the Lutheran Church of our Savior, located on Wayne Avenue in Haddonfield, not far from Tatem School.

The plan is to have one session of EDKP, in the morning, with children attending afternoon kindergarten. Transportation to kindergarten at all three public schools will be provided and included in tuition, as it has always been.

As a result of this progress, we are happy to announce that we are finally prepared to begin the EDKP registration postponed from January.

Families currently enrolled in HCC have the opportunity for advance registration of younger siblings beginning today, and lasting until next Wednesday, February 24 at 3:00 pm. Later that day, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, we will open registration to all families with children who will be attending kindergarten in the Haddonfield School District.

The public registration will be held at the current EDKP classroom, A129, at Haddonfield Memorial High School. Parents wishing to register should not arrive before 4 pm, in order to avoid a bottleneck at HMHS as students leave and EDKP children are being picked up by their parents. No registrations of new families will be accepted by mail or prior to February 24.

Space will be limited, and registration will be on a first come, first served basis, so parents who need the program are urged to attend the open registration. Thereafter, if any spaces remain, you may register in person at the HCC Office, Room 202 at Elizabeth Haddon School.

All necessary forms will be on our website to download later this week, and will also be available at the registration event.

2016-17-HCC-Registration-Form

Enrollment Agreement

Thank you to all of the families who have been waiting patiently for this good news!
Please feel free to call the HCC Office at 429-1603 if you have any questions.

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WAITING FOR NEWS ABOUT EDKP 2016-17?

We appreciate your patience for just a few days longer!

Watch this page on Wednesday, February 17 2016 for good news and the latest update on the status of EDKP for Fall 2016!

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IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT EDKP 2016-17

Haddonfield Child Care has recently learned that there is no existing in-district space for the EDKP (Extended Day Kindergarten Program) during the 2016-17 school year.

We are actively looking for alternative locations and are committed to making every effort to provide our EDKP program in the coming year.  However, at this point in time we do not have enough information to hold a meaningful information session.

We hope to be able to provide more information to interested families in the coming month. As soon as that information is available, we will schedule a Parent Information Night and EDKP Registration.

Watch this website or our Facebook page for updated information on those events.

Please note:  This situation does not affect our regular before and after school programs. Parents may register at any time for those programs for the current or upcoming school year.

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NEED CARE FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR?

Space till remains in all Haddonfield Child Care programs, including before and after school at the three elementary schools, and our Extended Day Kindergarten Program (EDKP), which provides a wraparound program for the district kindergarteners.

However, the registration fee of $50 per child will increase to $100 per child on June 1, so don’t delay. Register now and save $50. All registrations received in the HCC office by 3:00 p.m. on May 29 are eligible for this “Early Bird” discount.

In addition, all families who register by May 29 will be entered into a drawing for a rebate of their registration fee, so Early Bird registration will be a double win for one lucky family!

Need more information before making your decision?  Call our office at (856) 429-1603, and we will be happy to answer your questions.

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LIMITED SPACE STILL REMAINS IN HCC EDKP 2015-16

Haddonfield Child Care offers an outstanding kindergarten wraparound program called the Extended Day Kindergarten Program (EDKP), which provides enrichment and child care in a school-based setting.

Entering its 30th year of serving the community, EDKP is currently housed in a classroom at Haddonfield Memorial High School. The EDKP is a licensed program which offers qualified and experienced staff, a carefully designed curriculum, and transportation to or from kindergarten. The program is designed to complement the kindergarten curriculum, with an emphasis on literature based activities featuring science, the arts, community and reading. Social skills and self-regulation round out the curriculum.

Families may choose schedules of one to five days per week, for the hours between 8:30 and the start of afternoon kindergarten, or from morning kindergarten dismissal until 3:15. Before and after school care is also available.

Enrollment for the EDKP opened on January 28, 2015.  A limited amount of spaces are still available. Registration for EDKP must be done in person at the Haddonfield Child Care Office, Room B105 at Haddonfield Memorial High School.  Call (856) 429-1603 for more information.

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DO YOU HAVE A CHILD ENTERING HADDONFIELD KINDERGARTEN IN FALL 2015?

Haddonfield Child Care offers an outstanding kindergarten wraparound program called the Extended Day Kindergarten Program (EDKP), which provides enrichment and child care in a school-based setting.

Entering its 30th year of serving the community, EDKP is currently housed in a classroom at Haddonfield Memorial High School, the EDKP is a licensed program which offers qualified and experienced staff, a carefully designed curriculum, and transportation to or from kindergarten.

Families may choose schedules of one to five days per week, for the hours between 8:30 and the start of afternoon kindergarten, or from morning kindergarten dismissal until 3:15. Before and after school care is also available.

Parents interested in EDKP are encouraged to attend the Haddonfield School District Information Night, on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Elizabeth Haddon Elementary School. Executive Director Denise Sellers, and EDKP Supervisor Rose Ellen Miller will be on hand to answer questions about the program, and explain the registration process.

EDKP registration will be held in room A129 at Haddonfield Memorial High School on January 28, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Space in the EDKP is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so parents are encouraged not to be late!

For more information, call the HCC Office at 429-1603.

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REGISTRATION FOR 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR

Did you know that you can (and should!) register now for the 2014-15 school year?

Why so soon?

First, because the sooner we know how many children who will be attending, the sooner we can begin our planning, preparation, and hiring in order to provide the best possible programs next fall for your children.

Second, because the registration fee will jump from $50 to $100 on June 1! We know you can think of something to spend that extra $50 on this spring … new sandals, garden plants, a vacation deposit perhaps? … so act now, and save!

You can download the forms you will need from the website, or register on-line.

Call the HCC Office at 429-1603 for more information or assistance.

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HADDONFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND HADDONFIELD CHILD CARE WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014

Due to continuing serious weather conditions, the Haddonfield Public Schools and all Haddonfield Child Care Programs will be closed on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

Please stay safe, and drive only if you must!

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AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS CLOSED JANUARY 21

Due to expected severe weather conditions, Haddonfield Schools will be closing early, and there will be no after school programs today.

The kindergartens and EDKP will follow a half day schedule. PM Kindergarten students should be picked up at 12:30 dismissal. PM EDKP students must be picked up by 1:00 at HMHS.

We will update the information for tomorrow as soon as we receive it.

Please drive safely if you must go out!

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HCC CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

All programs of Haddonfield Child Care will be closed today, Friday January 3, 2014, due to inclement weather.

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