WBC COVID-19 Update

WBC COVID-19 Update

UPDATE 3/16/2020:

  1. At this time, White Birch Center for Early Learning will remain open and operate as normal, on Tuesday, March 17th. We apologize for the delayed notifications and responses but assure you that our Board of Directors is currently deliberating on the situation and discussing all questions that we have received. We hope to have answers from them very soon and we will notify all families of the decisions made as soon as we are aware of them.

    We appreciate your understanding and patience in this process and hope to have some more answers for everyone very soon.

  2. CRVNA has cancelled all senior health clinics for at least 2 weeks -this includes the March 18th clinic that was scheduled at White Birch.

From the White Birch Center Board of Directors:

As a precautionary measure, the White Birch Center Board of Directors has decided to temporarily suspend all Active Living Program group activities and trips through the end of March. The board will continue to assess the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to determine when to resume programming for the Active Living Program.

The Dial A Ride program will still operate as will the CRVNA Health clinic scheduled for Wednesday March 18.

The following activities are cancelled:
Gentle Yoga
Bone Builders
Bridge
Movies
KnitWits
Intervale Pancake House
Tai Chi
Cribbage
Mah Jongg
Estate Planning with Deb Urbatis
Shopping Trip to Laconia

Please contact Beth Ann Paul bethannp@whitebirchcc.org for any questions regarding our Active Living Program

Our Early Learning Program will remain open until further notice. We will continue to keep all families and staff up to date with any new information and decisions that arise.

Please contact Leanna Lorden leannal@whitebirchcc.org for any questions regarding our Early Learning and Extended Education Programs

Sled Pub Lunch at Pats Peak

Sled Pub Lunch at Pats Peak

Our Active Living Program enjoyed a trip to Pats Peak’s Sled Pub for lunch yesterday! A great time was had by all!

WBC Extended Ed sells Cookbooks!

WBC Extended Ed sells Cookbooks!

The Extended Education children love engaging in imaginary play, forming store fronts and retail exchanges, and selling their paper crafted goodies once they have created them. So naturally, when the opportunity arose to sell something real, with actual money, the children put on their sales hats and got to work. The White Birch Cookbook: Recipes from Cooks and Kids, served as a great opportunity to harness the children’s interests.  

First, we conducted “job” interviews where children were asked why they wanted to sell cookbooks and what their sales pitch would be. All applicants were hired for the job, but we used their individual strengths to determine which part of the sales process they would be involved in. After the interview process, the children got to work within the marketing department. They created flyers and posters that were hung up in the classroom, highlighting the information in the cookbooks. Our sales team then went to work, establishing ways on how they could politely ask people to buy the cookbooks. Then the sales began! The children set up a table with their flyers and a copy of the cookbook. They took turns greeting people when they entered the building, talking to them about the cookbooks, showing them examples of their own recipes, and taking money and recording cookbook sales.  

The cookbook sale has been a great opportunity for the children’s individual skills, knowledge, and interests to emerge and grow through a multi-step, multi-day project.

KnitWits give to Preschool & Pre-K Classes

KnitWits give to Preschool & Pre-K Classes

Our Active Living KnitWits Group made so many amazing things this year! The Preschool and Pre-K children had the chance to pick out a present for one special person in their family on Monday. The rest will all be donated! Thank you KnitWits Group!

NEC Serves – WBC Active Living Program

NEC Serves – WBC Active Living Program

NEC college students helped the seniors from White Birch Center Active Living Program with their fall clean up chores as part of the NEC Serves effort. Thanks NEC!