REMINDER OF HCC OFFICE RE-LOCATION

A reminder to parents and others that our HCC Office has been temporarily re-located this year from Haddonfield Memorial High School to room 202 at Elizabeth Haddon Elementary School.

The school is located at 501 W. Redman Avenue (on the corner of Redman and Peyton Avenues) in Haddonfield.

However, please note that the office will be moving again sometime this summer.  Watch for that announcement here and on Facebook.

 

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HCC Seeks Office Coordinator

Are you an organized financial wiz, looking for a new job nearby?  A recent accounting grad, interested in putting your degree to work in a meaningful way? Someone who wants to combine business office expertise with social good? 

Haddonfield Child Care is interested in hearing from you!

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Office Coordinator, described below. Candidate must be available to begin training by June 1, in order to take over the role fully by July 1.

OFFICE COORDINATOR

South Jersey non-profit seeks experienced individual to manage financial/clerical end of small, school-related child care organization located in Haddonfield, NJ.

Full Time, 12 Month Position

7:30 am – 3:30 pm M-F

Responsibilities include:

  • Registration of families
  • Management of children’s records
  • Monthly billing
  • General bookkeeping; accounts payable and receivable; banking
  • Payroll; tasks related to unemployment, taxes, etc.
  • Filing and other clerical tasks
  • Contact with families, staff, schools and vendors
  • Assistance with human resources management
  • Software management

Qualifications:

  • Degree in business, accounting, non-profit management, or related field preferred
  • Excellent computer skills. Experience and proficiency w/QuickBooks, Word and Excel, and ability to learn proprietary programs for attendance and billing
  • Willing and able to assist Executive Director in office and program/personnel management
  • Comfortable working in small non-profit setting; willing to take on unrelated responsibilities and tasks as needed
  • Positive and extremely flexible
  • Reliable, responsible, dependable
  • Able to assume responsibility in ED’s absence
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to multi task and work in varied and busy office environment
  • Professional demeanor and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills; ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Excellent judgement
  • Must have valid NJ Driver’s License and automobile for regular and emergency visits to sites, bank, post office, etc.

Salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits to be determined.

For more information, contact Denise Sellers at (856) 429-1603, or send resume with cover letter to dsellers@haddonfield.k12.nj.us

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EDKP HAS FOUND A NEW HOME!

This was the year that we expected to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of our Extended Day Kindergarten Program (EDKP). The program opened in September of 1986, on the heels of the founding of Haddonfield Child Care itself just the year before. Both the before and after school programs and EDKP were the result of work by visionary members of the community, who came together and established these programs to meet the changing needs of families in town.

Who knew that, instead of planning a birthday party, we would find ourselves scrambling to continue the EDKP, due to the lack of space in the public schools to house it!

However, in true Haddonfield fashion, when word went out that HCC was in need of a new home for our EDKP, the community stepped up and helped us find space outside of the overcrowded schools. Several community churches agreed to meet with us, including Haddonfield United Methodist Church and Grace Episcopal Church, and we are grateful for their support.  The decision was finally made based on many factors, including access, location, and space available.

We are happy to report that the EDKP and the HCC Office will re-locate to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, on the corner of Wood and Wayne Avenues, sometime this summer. Thanks to the immediate and generous welcome by Pastor Wayne Zschech and his congregation, we were able to begin the tedious but soon to be completed process of  licensing and re-locating our kindergarten wraparound program and office from HMHS to the Lutheran church’s ample and lovely facilities.

Though delayed initially by the unexpected need to move, registration for the 2016-17 EDKP has finally been completed, and it appears that all families who need care and have registered will now be accommodated. Any further EDKP registrations will be considered on a space available basis.

Please note that the before and after school programs will remain in the public schools, and registration for those programs is not limited. The HCC Office will remain in its current location, at Eizabeth Haddon School, 501 Redman Avenue, until at least the end of the current (2015-16) school year.

For more information about EDKP and to inquire as to possibility of enrollment, and for information about before and after school care as well, please call the HCC Office at (856) 429-1603.

 

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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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