Welcome to Barclay Early Childhood Center!

The Barclay Early Childhood Program is a comprehensive preschool that services both typically developing and special needs children, ranging in ages from three to five years old. The goal of our program is to provide our students with an exceptional early childhood learning experience.

The program services over 350 children, 40% of which are children with special needs. Our children with special needs are placed in the program through identification, evaluation, and eligibility procedures. Typically developing children (children without special needs) are placed in the program through an application and lottery procedure that begins in February and ends in March of each year.

Our classes offer a variety of programs that are designed to meet the specific needs of each child. Our highly trained teaching staff involves the children in numerous activities that focus on developing the following areas: sensory integration, fine and gross motor skills, social skills, cognitive abilities as well as language skills. Teachers and specialists utilize a multi-sensory approach when teaching concepts and skills. Our standards based curriculum, along with remedial and compensatory training, is designed to help children reach their potential.

The teachers at the Barclay Early Childhood Center are NJ State Certified and hold both regular and special education certifications. Our Child Study Team includes a social worker, a learning disabilities consultant, and a psychologist. The teaching staff and specialists, along with the Child Study Team, work as a cohesive team, to best meet the needs of our children.


Important Reminders

Early Intervention Services

If you are concerned that your baby is not meeting developmental milestones, contact Early Intervention Services for assistance.

Absentee Hotline

If your child is absent from school, you will receive an automated attendance call to all available numbers and email addresses. We encourage you to call the Absentee Hotline, 856-429-7283, and press 1 or email Colleen Thompson, as early as possible. If we receive the call early enough, we can stop the call from going out, however, please understand that there is still the possibility you will receive a call. Thank you!

Barclay is an Allergy Aware Building

Read important information explaining why we ask that no peanuts/nuts, latex balloons or perfumes enter the building.

Tuition Students

Tuition payments are due on the 15th of each month. Please send Check or Money Order (no cash), along with your coupon to:

Cherry Hill Public Schools
Central Business Office
Attn: Lin Czerwinski
45 Ranoldo Terrace
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Payments are due the 15th of every month, August - April. Tuition payments are no longer received at Barclay. Checks and Money Orders should be made payable to "Cherry Hill BOE" and mailed in time to be received by the 15th of the month to avoid a late fee of $15.

Parking and Student Drop Off

Parking at school is limited. Parents are asked to park either in the front of the school building or on the street. We ask that you obey the posted "No Parking" signs on the street in front of the building, and the yellow curbs which also indicate no parking. Please do not block residential driveways.

Additional spaces are available on Dorado, Winston Way and Covered Bridge Road as the spots in front of the school fill up quickly.

We ask that the parking lot in the rear of the school be reserved for faculty and staff, which avoids having staff members park in the front of the building or on the street, further congesting the front of the school during drop off and pick up. Carpooling, arriving early and walking are strategies that some of our parents have used to avoid the parking problems at Barclay in the past.

Please hold your child's hand while navigating around the school grounds. Playing on the school grounds during drop off/pick up time is prohibited. The school does not assume responsibility for monitoring students when under the care of their parents.

Barclay Events

NO SCHOOL/President's Day
all day
Barclay ECC

Weird Science Assembly for Students
all day
Barclay ECC

Read Across America Week
all day
Barclay ECC

See attached FLYER for celebrations all week at Barclay ECC for READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK!

REMINDER: Barclay is partnering with BookSmiles to collect gently used books for families in our community. Clean out your bookshelves and help us pass on the LOVE OF READING! A donation bin will be in the foyer at Barclay during the week of February 25th.

WEAR YOUR FAVORITE COLOR DAY!
all day
Barclay ECC

READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK
all day

See Principal's February Newsletter for VOLUNTEER SIGN UP TO READ slip in your child's classroom during this week. Complete and turn in to your classroom teacher by February 15, 2019 so it can be scheduled and confirmed by the Main Office.

WEAR YOUR SILLIEST SOCKS DAY!
all day
Barclay ECC

READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK
all day

See Principal's February Newsletter for VOLUNTEER SIGN UP TO READ slip in your child's classroom during this week. Complete and turn in to your classroom teacher by February 15, 2019 so it can be scheduled and confirmed by the Main Office.

WACKY WEDNESDAY! DRESS CRAZY DAY!
all day
Barclay ECC

READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK
all day

See Principal's February Newsletter for VOLUNTEER SIGN UP TO READ slip in your child's classroom during this week. Complete and turn in to your classroom teacher by February 15, 2019 so it can be scheduled and confirmed by the Main Office.

WEAR GREEN DAY!
all day
Barclay ECC

CRAZY HAT DAY in honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday!
all day
Barclay ECC

READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK
all day

See Principal's February Newsletter for VOLUNTEER SIGN UP TO READ slip in your child's classroom during this week. Complete and turn in to your classroom teacher by February 15, 2019 so it can be scheduled and confirmed by the Main Office.

District Events

Malberg Administration Building Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace

Barclay News

2019-2020 Barclay ECC Applications

Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year at Barclay Early Childhood Center are now available. Please complete and return to our Central Offices no later than March 1, 2019. Please RSVP to Colleen Thompson @ cthompson@chclc.org for the 2/1/2019 Open House or the 2/4/2019 Open House. Any additional questions, contact the Main Office at 856-429-7283.

Parent Notification Regarding Electricity at Barclay

Dear Barclay Parents,

Barclay is currently operating on generator power due to a nearby power outage. Our hallways, bathrooms, and All Purpose Room have lighting. Teachers are conducting lessons as there is ample natural lighting. Normal dismissal procedures will be followed. School will be in session this afternoon. As always, the safety and security of our students and staff continue to be our highest priority. If you have questions, please contact me at 856-429-7283.

Sincerely,

Karen Rockhill

Principal

-Electrical Power update

January 24, 2019

12:35 PM

Electrical power has been restored.

Important Information for Parents Regarding 2018-2019 State/Commercially Developed Assessments
Important Information for Parents Regarding 2018-2019 State/Commercially Developed Assessments
Character Education at Barclay

Our teachers work hard to instill in our students the 3 core values of our school:

RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY AND CITIZENSHIP!

I am pleased to announce that Barclay Early Childhood Center has been selected as a 2018 Promising Practice School by Character.org. Our application centered around our work with Reverse Inclusion with Speech Support.

The Barclay Early Childhood Center has completed an application to be recognized as a NJ State School of Character. Application deadline was December 7, 2018. We await official notification as to our status sometime in January.


District News

Mental Health Check-Up Available to All CHPS High School Students
Mental Health Check-Up Available to All CHPS High School Students

With parental permission, all Cherry Hill High School students are offered the opportunity to participate in a mental health check-up called Behavioral Health (BH) Works. BH-Works was developed at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The program is free, voluntary and confidential.

For most parents, this screening will reassure you that your teen is just experiencing typical "growing pains." For other parents, the screening can help you pinpoint a problem in its early stages, giving you the ability to secure needed help for your teen and reduce the chance that a more significant problem will develop in the future.

You are encouraged take advantage of this confidential screening and return the form that was mailed to your home. The letter and consent form also are available from your school guidance office.

The deadline to return consent forms is Friday, February 22, 2019.

Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March
Community Forums Regarding Next Bond Referendum Scheduled for February and March

You asked, the BOE is listening! Please attend one of five OPEN PUBLIC FORUMS in February and March to give your input on the next Bond Referendum! Each 75-minute session will be conducted by a professional moderator. Be prepared for group discussions and to share ideas!

  • Thurs 2/7 East Cafeteria, 7 pm
  • Sat 2/9 Carusi Media Center, 11 am
  • Thurs 2/21 Johnson Media Center, 1 pm
  • Mon 2/25 West Media Center, 7 pm
  • Sun 3/10 Rosa Cafeteria, 1 pm

Please RSVP to publicinfo@chclc.org by Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Full Day Kindergarten Information Sessions Offered in February 2019
Full Day Kindergarten Information Sessions Offered in February 2019

Full day kindergarten is coming to the Cherry Hill Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year! Kindergarten preregistration (for children entering public school for the first time) for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 1, 2019. Children must be five years old on or before October 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. Specific school registration dates, as well as information on the registration process, are available online.

Please attend one of our Full Day Kindergarten Community Information Sessions in February at one of the following Cherry Hill locations:

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 7-9 am, Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – 7-9 pm, Jewish Community Center, Social Hall 1301 Springdale Road
  • Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1-3 pm Trinity Presbyterian Church, Community Room 499 Marlton Pike East
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7-9 pm, Malberg Administration Building, 45 Ranoldo Terrace
Kindergarten Registration and Middle School Open Enrollment Information, Dates and Locations Now Available
Kindergarten Registration and Middle School Open Enrollment Information, Dates and Locations Now Available

Kindergarten and first grade registration (for children entering public school for the first time) for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 1, 2019. Children must be five years old on before October 1, 2019 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. Dates for registration at specific schools, as well as information on the registration process, are available online.

Dates and times for the CHPS Middle School Information Nights for 5th graders and their parents, and well as information regarding the open enrollment application process, are now available online.

An Important Message from Dr. Joseph Meloche, Superintendent of Schools
An Important Message from Dr. Joseph Meloche, Superintendent of Schools

Dear Parents and Community Members,

I am having surgery on Monday, January 14th and will be out of the district for at least two months.

I have been going through a series of tests since September and I must have the Mitral Valve and the Aortic Valve in my heart replaced. During an open heart procedure two mechanical valves will replace the current valves.

The prognosis is positive and I am with a wonderful team of doctors and an excellent surgeon.

I will be completely out of touch with the district for a couple of weeks. During my absence, I have no doubt that the great work that goes on in each of the buildings will continue on a daily basis.

In my absence, CHPS community members should follow the normal chain of command regarding any questions or concerns. This means starting at the building level with your child's teacher, contacting your building principal if the concern is not resolved, and, if the concern still remains unresolved, contacting Assistant Superintendent Dr. Justin Smith at justsmith@chclc.org or (856) 429-5600 extension 4301.

All district business will continue as usual. Board of Education meetings and Board Committee meetings also will take place as scheduled.

I appreciate your positive thoughts, prayers and acts of kindness toward one another in my absence. I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Sincerely,

Joseph Meloche

Superintendent, Cherry Hill Public Schools

Barclay Tweets

Anti-Bullying Information

HIB Grade Report

LaCoyya H. Weathington
Director of Pupil Services
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
45 Ranoldo Terrace
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 429-5600 x4431

Toni Tomei
Student Assistance Counselor
BarclayAnti-Bullying Specialist
(856) 429-7283 x4015

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