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 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, 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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HCC CLOSED DUE TO SNOW TODAY

Haddonfield Public Schools and Haddonfield Child Care are closed due to inclement weather today, Tuesday, December 10.

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THERE’S MORE TO HCC THAN CHILD CARE!

Though founded by a group of parents nearly thirty years ago when they needed before and after school care for their children while they were at work, Haddonfield Child Care has evolved into more than what they envisioned when naming the program.

Like many other afterschool programs around the country, HCC has become a multi-faceted program for young people in the community.

Of course, we still provide that important service of a safe, secure place for children to be while their parents are at work. But for some parents, it’s also a way to give their child an opportunity socialize with other children. For others, it’s a place to do homework, gain some enrichment, be creative, or experience service learning. It’s a fun and friend-filled alternative to the isolation of a sofa and screen time.

For older youth, it’s a place to be a volunteer, to learn the importance of commiting to something meaningful. And for high school students, it can be an opportunity to experience their first paid employment, in an environment which their parents know and trust.

And ultimately, HCC has become a place where college students and recent grads can find employment and test out career goals in a place of familiarity. We have become a trusted family resource, ready and willing to help our program alumni in any way we can.

So if you are considering enrolling your child in a Haddonfield Child Care program like EDKP or afterschool care, know two things: first, it’s not just child care, it’s a multi-faceted program dedicated to providing high quality, developmentally appropriate experiences for children and youth from kindergarten into middle school, high school, and beyond; and second, it is also a place where your child can feel at home for many years to come, long after they need us as caregivers.

Just ask Alexa and Allison, John and Scott, and others who have been through our programs, and continue to be involved well into their twenties and thirties.

We currently have room in all of our programs, including the ever popular Extended Day Kindergarten Program (EDKP).

Why not call and talk with us about meeting the needs of your family?

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EDKP RETURNS TO HMHS!

The summer was full of surprises at HCC, but by far the biggest one was the district’s decision to move our Extended Day Kindergarten Program (EDKP) from Central School back to Haddonfield High School, to the same room where the program began 27 years ago!

I remember preparing room A127 in the summer of 1986, as we anticipated the arrival of our first group of kindergarteners to the newly created Extended Day Kindergarten Program. This year, as we readied the room for our newest group, some past EDKP kids helped in the process. One young man was part of the team which re-painted the room for us; one of the girls was working in the office with us this summer as we made plans for the new room, and actually works part time in the EDKP.

Although the move was unexpected and had to be accomplished quickly, the newly prepared room has proven to be worth the effort. With a fresh coat of white paint and some new furniture and colorful rugs, the room is a delight. Lots of bright, airy windows, and plenty of space for the children to work and play … even a private, kid-sized bathroom … it’s turned out to be a terrific place for our 2013-14 EDKP classes.

As an added bonus, the faculty and staff of HMHS have welcomed the little ones into their community with open arms.

Who says you can’t go home again???

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