The Trinity United Methodist Church Child Care Center will not be reopening, after being closed since March, 2020, due to the pandemic. This decision was reached in early March by the Trinity Leadership Team after a review of the church’s finances and the status of the Center. When the Child Care Center closed last March, it was thought that the closure would be temporary. After more than year, however, it is still not clear when the Center will be able to reopen safely, while a review of Trinity’s finances shows that the church would have difficulty offering even basic financial support, such as the cost of ramping up heat or air conditioning during the week if the Center did reopen. The Center’s staff and parents of children hoping to attend the Child Care Center when it reopens have all been notified of this decision. We regret having to take this step, since the preschool has been a valued ministry of the church for more than 30 years. Trinity took over operation of the Child Care Center in 2015 when the organization that had operated the Center since it first opened decided it would stop providing childcare at the church. We are proud of the staff, their commitment to the Center, and the excellent childcare they have provided over the past five years. We are particularly grateful to the Child Care Center’s director, Ms. Juanita Wilson, for her dedication and hard work on behalf of the Center and its children. 

Join Miss Christen from the Merchantville Branch of the Camden County Library System for an all ages family friendly story time this Saturday, June 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the Merchantville Market Off Centre. We will read stories, sing songs, and shake our sillies out. After the story time, join us at our table for a make and take craft, library card sign ups, and Summer Reading info!

Merchantville Elementary School offers a half-day Pre-Kindergarten program 5 days a week. It is a developmentally appropriate educational program for four year old children. The curriculum is based on state guidelines that have been initiated and implemented to enhance the development of the pre-school child within a structured public school setting.

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Merchantville School hosted the new student Pre-K and Kindergarten Round-up on Wednesday, April 10th. It was exciting to meet our new students that will be joining us in September. Enrollees and their parents had an opportunity to meet teachers, classmates and get the lay of the land! As you can see they were very engaged in building legos and playing.