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 Tweets

Barclay Events

Assisted DROP OFF Begins!
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Barclay ECC

If you signed up for ASSISTED DROP OFF (paperwork was in your Welcome Back Packet), it begins today at 8:50 am (for am students), or 12:50 (for pm students). See office for details if you did not get this paperwork.

Back to School Night!
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Barclay ECC LARGE APR

6:30-7:20 for AM Session & 9-2:30 Parents

7:35-8:25 for PM Session Parents

Look for flyer to go home in backpacks shortly after school begins!

District Events

Genesis Parent Access

Barclay News

Free BBQ and Help Filling Out Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications
Free BBQ and Help Filling Out Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications

WE welcome all Cherry Hill Public Schools families to a FREE BBQ! Assistance filling out FREE & REDUCED PRICE MEAL APPLICATIONS provided! Thursday 9/19/19 at Carusi Middle School 5:30-7 pm; Wednesday 9/25/19 at Johnson Elementary School 5:30-7 pm. Veggie Burgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad & Assorted fruit served.

Misson Statement

The mission of the Barclay Early Childhood Center is to provide an inclusive, high-quality preschool program for all children. WE focus on the development of the whole child, including the Core Values of Respect, Responsibility and Citizenship. WE emphasize meeting the individual needs of our students through developmentally appropriate instruction and therapeutic support. WE are a learning community. WE are Barclay.

BookSmiles

Book Smiles has returned for the 2019 - 2020 school year!

Last year, Barclay was able to collect over 400 books in one month for BookSmiles! These books were donated to local families and classrooms, as we wanted to help every child have a library of books at home. The collection bin will be in our lobby through the end of the school year. Good condition books for babies through teenagers can be donated. Thank you for supporting a love of reading in our community!

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.

Character Education at Barclay

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

RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY AND CITIZENSHIP!

The Barclay Early Childhood Center has been named as a NJ School of Character! We were commended for our incorporation of Character Critters into our program. with puppets representing our Core Values as well as Thankfulness, Caring, Kindness, and Honesty. We were also acknowledged for the integration of Cultural Proficiency and Equity into our Character Education initiatives.

We look forward to applying for National School of Character in December, 2019!


District News

Free BBQ and Help Filling Out Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications
Free BBQ and Help Filling Out Free & Reduced Price Meal Applications

WE welcome all Cherry Hill Public Schools families to a FREE BBQ! Assistance filling out FREE & REDUCED PRICE MEAL APPLICATIONS provided! Thursday 9/19/19 at Carusi Middle School 5:30-7 pm; Wednesday 9/25/19 at Johnson Elementary School 5:30-7 pm. Veggie Burgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad & Assorted fruit served.

High School Graduation Requirements Now Available
High School Graduation Requirements Now Available

The New Jersey Department of Education has released the updated high school graduation assessment requirements in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics for the Classes of 2019 through 2022. These requirements are available online.

Letter from Dr. Meloche to Gov. Phil Murphy Regarding State Statute on Unpaid Meals Policy
Letter from Dr. Meloche to Gov. Phil Murphy Regarding State Statute on Unpaid Meals Policy

Cherry Hill Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche on Friday, August 30, 2019 sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, imploring him to insist on legislation that removes the State-mandated language requiring the withholding of meals as part of the Unpaid Meal policies required of public school districts statewide. Dr. Meloche has spoken with our state legislators about this topic as well. We will update the community about the response(s) to the letter when we receive them. In the meantime, for the 2019-2020 school year, all children will be fed lunch, every day.

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

Terry Molony
Student Assistance Counselor
BarclayAnti-Bullying Specialist
(856) 429-7283 x4015


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