"I remember my elementary school afternoons fondly at HCC. Later in high school, having kept in touch with Denise, I got my first job as an aide at Tatem school. I am proud to be an alumni of a such a thorough childcare program."
- Lindsay, former HCC student
Schedule & Location
Each program follows the regular calendar of the school in which it is located. Additionally, programs are available on scheduled early dismissal days, but not on snow days or school closing days.
School-Age Care (SAC) Programs: There are after school programs in each of the three Haddonfield public elementary schools: Central, E. Haddon and J.F. Tatem. The SAC program hours are 3:00 to 5:00 or 6:00pm. In schools where sufficient enrollments permit, a before school program is offered from 7:30-8:30am.
Extended Day Kindergarten Program (EDKP): The program is currently housed at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, on the corner of Wood and Wayne Avenues. Students are transported to or from their respective elementary schools and the EDKP site with adult supervision on a privately contracted bus.
When the children attend the A.M. Kindergarten session, EDKP begins at approximately 11:10. The children are picked up by bus at their home school and transported to the EDKP classroom. Regular EDKP ends at 3:15 p.m.; however, EDKP children may be enrolled in the after school program for after school hours until 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. Currently, the children are transported by bus to Elizabeth Haddon School for after school care. When these children need before school care, they will attend the before school program at their own elementary school.
Children attending the P.M. Kindergarten session may go directly to the EDKP classroom at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, on the corner of Wood and Wayne Avenues,l as early as 7:30 a.m. to join in the before school program, with the regular EDKP session beginning in the same room at 8:30 a.m. Those children are transported by bus to afternoon kindergarten at their home schools beginning at approximately 12:00 noon. For care following afternoon kindergarten, the children may be enrolled in the HCC after school program at their own elementary school.
Children enrolled in any Kindergarten located at the EDKP site may participate in the EDKP, and will remain at that school for all programs.
HCC contracts with a transportation company for bus services to/from EDKP. Our regular bus is equipped with seat belts, and an HCC staff member rides on the bus with the children. On rare occasions the bus may be delayed due to traffic conditions, or severe weather conditions. The schools will be notified that there will be a schedule disruption, and generally this can be accommodated. However, should transportation be completely unavailable due to inclement weather or extremely poor road conditions, HCC reserves the right to cancel EDKP or open only if parents/guardians are able to provide transportation, at our discretion.