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STARS Program Information for
2022-23 School Year 

State-Licensed Child Care Center, Childcare Network Accepted

Administrative Liaison: Ms. Jessica Schwartzer
 Director: Ms. Regina Lamcken
Co-Director: Mr. Brian Kehoe
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Barbara Needham

Phone: (609) 641-5375, ext. 7

Click here to email STARS 

  • Office Located in the Marsh School Library
  • Program Open to all Absecon School District students in Pre-K through 8th Grade


  • Before Care Hours: 7:00-8:05 a.m. (1st through 8th Grade) and  7-8:35 a.m. (Kindergarten and Preschool)
  • After Care hours First to Eighth grade: 2:45-5:45 p.m.
  • After Care hours Pre-K and Kindergarten: 3:10-5:45 p.m.
  • Full day hours: 7 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
  • STARS hours will be modified on the following dates:
    • 1/2/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • 1/13/23 = No PM (1/2 day)
    • 1/16/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • 2/17/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • 2/20/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • 3/10/23 = No PM (1/2 day)
    • 3/24/23 = No PM (1/2 day)
    • 4/6/23 = No PM (1/2 day)
    • 4/7/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • 4/10/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • 4/11/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • 4/12/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • 4/13/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • 4/14/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • 5/12/23 = No PM (1/2 day)
    • 5/29/23 = No AM or PM (no school)
    • June 1/2 days = TBD 


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  • Annual registration fee of $35 per family
  • Program utilized the school cafeteria, gymnasium(s), STEAM Lab, multiple classrooms, Early Childhood Center, art room, and playgrounds
  • Pre-K through 4th grade students are escorted to STARS by staff at dismissal

Additional benefits to this year's STARS:

  • Additional Certified teachers and Certified Support Staff
  • Including a district certified behaviorist, and general education/special education teachers from both Marsh and Attales Schools
  • Breakfast and daily afternoon snack provided
  • Scheduled fun days including outdoor activities and cookouts
  • Enrichment activities and events both on campus and through field trips

Important Links:
For information about applying for Financial aid for STARS tuition, please use this online calculator tool:

*Please note this is not an Application for Financial Aid




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As part of the registration process, you are required to read the following documents. Please go through the links found in each tab before finalizing your registration form.

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