First Day of School 2017!

Hooray! The First Day of School has arrived.  It was wonderful to see families walking to school this morning.  I met a few families on my visit to Elizabeth Haddon’s Before School Program.  EDKP is bustling with excitement from students and teachers alike.  My visit caught them working on the calendar and weather.  They have predicted cloudy weather tomorrow.  We shall see if we have budding meteorologists in the AM EDKP.  Looking forward to the PM EDKP and the After School Programs.

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IT’S ALMOST TIME TO REGISTER FOR EDKP!

Do you have a child entering Haddonfield Public School Kindergarten in September 2017, and need an extended day beyond the half day session?

The Extended Day Kindergarten Program (EDKP) of Haddonfield Child Care can provide a full day of care, including before and after school, to extend beyond the Haddonfield Kindergarten day. The EDKP is licensed by the State of NJ, and provides an enriching complement to the half day of kindergarten. HCC has been offering EDKP to children in the school district for thirty years, and is highly regarded for its quality curriculum, low ratios, and excellent staff.

The service is currently provided by Haddonfield Child Care at a new location – the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Avenue , in Haddonfield. The main office of HCC is also housed on site.

Enrollment in EDKP is separate from Haddonfield School District Kindergarten Registration, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for EDKP will open to the public from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the HCC Office at the Lutheran Church. Look for the Wayne Avenue entrance with a school bus flag next to it.  For security and to respect other activities happening at the church, please do not arrive before 4:00 p.m.

Since space in the program is extremely limited, parents are encouraged to register on the 25th to ensure a spot. If you are personally unavailable to attend that day, you may send anyone in your place, as long as they bring fully completed materials and a check for the fee.  No mail or online registrations will accepted for EDKP.

The EDKP Fee Schedule and the forms required for EDKP registration are available on this website. The Registration Form and Enrollment Agreement may be downloaded and completed in advance to bring to EDKP Registration, along with a check for the $50, non-refundable Registration Fee, made payable to “HCC”.  These forms will also be available at the HCC Office on the day of registration.

Need more information? Call the HCC Office at (856) 429-1603 and we will be happy to answer your questions.

In case of inclement weather, please call the office at the above number for status of the event.

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HCC ANNOUNCES REGISTRATION FOR EDKP 2017-18

Do you have a child entering Haddonfield Public School Kindergarten in September 2017, and need an extended day beyond the half day session?

The Extended Day Kindergarten Program (EDKP) of Haddonfield Child Care can provide a full day of care, including before and after school, to extend beyond the Haddonfield Kindergarten day. The EDKP is licensed by the State of NJ, and provides an enriching complement to the half day of kindergarten. HCC has been offering EDKP to children in the school district for thirty years, and is highly regarded for its quality curriculum, low ratios, and excellent staff.

The service is currently provided by Haddonfield Child Care at a new location – the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Avenue , in Haddonfield. The main office of HCC is also housed on site.

Enrollment in EDKP is separate from Haddonfield School District Kindergarten Registration, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for EDKP will open to the public from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the HCC Office at the Lutheran Church. Since space in the program is extremely limited, parents are encouraged to register on the 25th to ensure a spot. No mail or online registrations will accepted for EDKP.

Forms required for EDKP registration will be available shortly on this website. These may be downloaded and completed in advance to bring to EDKP Registration, along with a check for the $50, non-refundable Registration Fee. Registration forms will also be available from the HCC Office, at Kindergarten Information Night, and on the day of registration.

Need more information? HCC will be at the Haddonfield School District Kindergarten Information Night, Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 p,m. at Elizabeth Haddon School to answer questions. Or you may call the HCC Office at (856) 429-1603 for further information.

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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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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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