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

EVENING Parent/Teacher Conferences
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Barclay ECC

Conferences will be scheduled by your classroom teacher. Letters will be out shortly with your date and time. Please check with your childs' teacher for the date and time of your conference.

NO SCHOOL. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
all day

NO SCHOOL.

Conferences will be scheduled by your classroom teacher. Letters will be out shortly with your date and time. Please check with your childs' teacher for the date and time of your conference.

NO SCHOOL. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
all day

NO SCHOOL.

Conferences will be scheduled by your classroom teacher. Letters will be out shortly with your date and time. Please check with your childs' teacher for the date and time of your conference.

District Events

Malberg Administration Building Board Room, 45 Ranoldo Terrace

Barclay News

Parent University and Resource Fair 2019
Parent University and Resource Fair 2019
Join us for an evening filled with useful information and helpful resources for both you and your children on Monday, April 15 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Malberg Administration Building. Please view this flier for more details.
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

District News

Update on State of New Jersey's Funding for CHPS
Update on State of New Jersey's Funding for CHPS

After the New Jersey Department of Education announced on Thursday, March 7, 2019, that the Cherry Hill Public Schools (CHPS) will receive $18,424,908 in aid for the 2019-2020 school year, members of the Fair Funding for Cherry Hill Schools Committee, CHPS Administration, the Cherry Hill Board of Education, and Cherry Hill Township met with Assemblypersons Lou Greenwald and Pamela Lampitt on Friday, March 8 to express concerns about the funding. An overview of this meeting, including next steps, is available online.

Board of Education Seeks Input on Bond Referendum from Residents without Children Currently in the School System
Board of Education Seeks Input on Bond Referendum from Residents without Children Currently in the School System

The bond referendum designed to address many of the facility needs across our 19 schools failed in December 2018. The Board of Education must regroup and design an approach to the facility needs that will meet with the approval of the voters and enable Cherry Hill to provide safe, well-functioning and positive environments for our students and staff.

Before the next steps are taken, the Board of Education is seeking community members' feedback, constructive criticism and recommendations for moving forward. (Similar surveys were emailed to all Cherry Hill Public Schools parents and employees on March 6, 2019.) The responses to this survey will be openly and thoughtfully considered in the weeks ahead. Paper copies of the survey also are available at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Please take 5-10 minutes by March 27th to anonymously contribute to this important process. Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

Change of Dates for 11th Grade NJSLA Science Testing
Change of Dates for 11th Grade NJSLA Science Testing

The New Jersey Department of Education has directed school districts to include 11th grade students in NJSLA testing. To accommodate this, Cherry Hill Public Schools high school schedules have been adjusted:

Grade 11 science testing originally scheduled for May 20 and 21, 2019 is rescheduled for June 3 and 4, 2019.

On May 20 and 21, 2019, Cherry Hill High Schools East and West will operate on an early dismissal schedule, dismissing at 11:45 am.

On June 3 and 4, 2019, Cherry Hill High Schools East and West will operate on the following schedule:

  • Grade 11: normal start time at 7:30 am
  • Grades 9, 10 and 12: delayed opening at 9:30 am
The full schedule for NJSLA Testing is available online.

Barclay Tweets

Anti-Bullying Information

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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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