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

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

Meet the Principal Night
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Barclay blacktop

Barclay students, new and returning, are welcome to attend this PTA-sponsored, informal gathering.

Principal will welcome new families; PTA officials will greet parents.

Meeting location will be on the blacktop behind the school.

District Events

Malberg Administration Building 45 Ranoldo Terrace

Barclay Highlights

Barclay Highlights

Introducing "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" Informational Videos
Introducing "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" Informational Videos

Our new way to keep you in-the-know: "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" videos offer information in one minute or less, on our social media platforms, about hot topics in the District! First up: Our July 9, 2018 segment, in which Dr. Meloche discusses when will we announce how the expected $3.1 million in additional state funding will be used in our schools. This video is now archived on our YouTube channel, with closed captioning.

Draft Versions of Revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and 2019-2020 School Calendar Now Available
Draft Versions of Revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and 2019-2020 School Calendar Now Available

DRAFT versions of the revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and the proposed 2019-2020 School Calendar are now available. Pending Board of Education approval, these calendars now include inclement weather makeup days taken from Spring Break rather than being added on to the end of the school year. Inclement weather days that occur after March 14, 2019 will be made up during the 2019 Spring Break. Specific makeup dates are listed on the lower right of the 2018-2019 calendar. Inclement weather days that occur after February 16, 2020 will be made up during the 2020 Spring Break. Specific makeup dates are listed on the lower right of the 2019-2020 calendar.

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.


2018-2019 PM Openings Available at Barclay Early Childhood Center!
2018-2019 PM Openings Available at Barclay Early Childhood Center!

Attention Parents:Barclay ECC has several PM OPENINGS (1-3:30 pm) for 3 and 4 year old boys and girls (must be 3 or 4 by Oct 1, 2018). Our program runs 5 days a week, 2 ½ hours a day. PM is 1-3:30. Parents provide transportation. Tuition is $2,500.00/year; $250/month. If interested, please fill out the attached Waiting list application and forward to our Secretary, Colleen Thompson, via email cthompson@chclc.org; fax 856-795-4788 or drop off anytime Monday-Friday, 8-4.

District News

District News

Introducing "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" Informational Videos
Introducing "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" Informational Videos

Our new way to keep you in-the-know: "A Minute with Dr. Meloche" videos offer information in one minute or less, on our social media platforms, about hot topics in the District! First up: Our July 9, 2018 segment, in which Dr. Meloche discusses when will we announce how the expected $3.1 million in additional state funding will be used in our schools. This video is now archived on our YouTube channel, with closed captioning.

Draft Versions of Revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and 2019-2020 School Calendar Now Available
Draft Versions of Revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and 2019-2020 School Calendar Now Available

DRAFT versions of the revised 2018-2019 School Calendar and the proposed 2019-2020 School Calendar are now available. Pending Board of Education approval, these calendars now include inclement weather makeup days taken from Spring Break rather than being added on to the end of the school year. Inclement weather days that occur after March 14, 2019 will be made up during the 2019 Spring Break. Specific makeup dates are listed on the lower right of the 2018-2019 calendar. Inclement weather days that occur after February 16, 2020 will be made up during the 2020 Spring Break. Specific makeup dates are listed on the lower right of the 2019-2020 calendar.

Registration Extended for ACT, SAT-PSAT and College Essay Summer Workshops
Registration Extended for ACT, SAT-PSAT and College Essay Summer Workshops

The registration deadline has been extended to July 20, 2018 for the Cherry Hill Public Schools' summer ACT, SAT-PSAT and College Essay workshops.

2018-2019 PM Openings Available at Barclay Early Childhood Center!
2018-2019 PM Openings Available at Barclay Early Childhood Center!

Attention Parents:Barclay ECC has several PM OPENINGS (1-3:30 pm) for 3 and 4 year old boys and girls (must be 3 or 4 by Oct 1, 2018). Our program runs 5 days a week, 2 ½ hours a day. PM is 1-3:30. Parents provide transportation. Tuition is $2,500.00/year; $250/month. If interested, please fill out the attached Waiting list application and forward to our Secretary, Colleen Thompson, via email cthompson@chclc.org; fax 856-795-4788 or drop off anytime Monday-Friday, 8-4.

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