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???