Our Camp Jam has been CANCELLED! Please save the date of June 13 for a rescheduled event AT BARCLAY ECC!
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.
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 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.
Students wear Red, White, Blue, Camo, or any combination!
Please bring non-perishable foods. Food Drive ends June 8.
Dr. Meloche has issued an important letter regarding the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) field test, to be administered to 5th, 8th and 11th grade students in May. This assessment replaces the NJASK Sciene and NJ Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) administered in previous years. This letter details the process required for refusing the test. Refusals must be received by building principals by Friday, May 4, 2018.
Registration for CHPS School-Age Child Care (SACC) and Extended Day Child Care (EDCC) for the 2018-2019 school year is now open. Parents may register their children now online.
The recently modified 2018 PARCC assessment schedule is now set. Assessments will begin Monday, April 16, 2018 with high school testing. Middle school testing will begin Friday, April 20, and elementary school testing will begin Thursday, May 3. Middle school will test one unit per day. The elementary school schedule has been extended for two days.
A full schedule, including make-up dates, details the subjects tested on each day. Additionally, high school graduation assessment requirements for the classes of 2016 through 2021 and beyond, as well as a general calendar for all assessments, are now available.
Dr. Meloche has issued a new statement to the community as of March 2, 2018, regarding safety and security.
Dr. Meloche has issued a letter to the community regarding current events and student demonstrations.
The Cherry Hill Fire Department has been a partner with the Cherry Hill School District providing fire safety education for many years. Since 2014 we've presented a program entitled "Safety Smart". Safety Smart is a school-based curriculum that links teachers with community safety experts and parents. Safety Smart is being taught in grades 1, 3, 5 and 6 as part of the Physical/Health Education Program. Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey about Safety Smart.
The Summer Enrichment Program at Cherry Hill High School East for Cherry Hill residents entering 5th through 11th grades, and the Music Enrichment Program at Cherry Hill High School West for Cherry Hill residents entering 4th through 12th grades, are now accepting registrations.
Just in time for the 2018 – 2019 school year, Cherry Hill Public Schools kicks off a contest to award a deserving CHPS middle school teacher a brand new, fully furnished, state-of-the-art classroom! Imagine:
· State-of-the-art modular furniture for creative seating arrangements
· A teacher desk and chair
· An interactive flat panel
· Chromebooks for each student
· A "Day of Shopping" for supplies
Now through June 8, 2018 eligible teachers are invited to submit a digital representation (video or song) no more than four minutes or a 1,000-word-or-fewer essay describing their teaching style, how this future-ready setup will enhance the student experience and why their classroom needs a makeover. Details on the contest, contest submission information and the online application are now available.
The 2018 Summer Reading titles and assignments for rising 6th through 12th graders are now available online.
Springdale Road will be down to ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION between the Springdale Farm Market and Justa Lane, from 7 am-3 pm each day beginning May 8, as NJ American Water will be working underground in the area. Police will be on location during each day's work period.
Additional work closer to the JCC and the Kresson Road traffic light is scheduled to begin possibly this Friday and into the week of May 14, which will result in altered traffic patterns at the Kresson Road intersection. Please plan alternate routes around this work for Friday, May 11 and early next week.
Suggested alternate routes are Cropwell Road to and from Route 70, or Brace Road to and from Rout 70. All traffic except trucks over 5 tons may also use Marlkress Road to and from Rt. 70 during this work.
***Please keep in mind there is long-term underground gas main work still occurring on Haddonfield-Berlin Road (Rt 561) near I-295 and Valleybrook Road, so please avoid considering that area as an alternate route.***