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

K9 Veterans Day with Officer Daley and Vilo

K9 Veterans Day with Officer Daley and Vilo

It was a very exciting and special day here at WBC. Today is K9 Veterans Day! We invited Officer Daley and Vilo of the New London Police Department to visit our center. Officer Daley talked with our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms about Vilo and his work and they even got to see Vilo in action! We finished the visit with a very generous gift from the Pre-K and Preschool classrooms to Vilo to thank him for all that he does for the community. Thank you so much to Officer Daley and Vilo for coming to visit. What a great experience for our children and staff! Happy K9 Veterans Day Vilo – come back and visit again!

National Read Across America Day at WBC!

National Read Across America Day at WBC!

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day!
Our Extended Education Program came to visit the Pre-Kindergarten Classroom to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading some of his books together. This was such a huge success that the Extended Education Program plans to come visit and read with our Pre-Kindergarten classroom more frequently! What a great experience it was for all involved!

Preschool Pizza Party

Preschool Pizza Party

Our Preschool Classroom enjoyed a Pizza Party today! Their classroom has incorporated an age-appropriate reward system, that manages behaviors by rewarding students through positive reinforcement. It encourages the children to work at being kind, generous, grateful and helpful. Over the course of some time, the children get to add Pom Poms to their Pom Pom Jar when they are caught in the act of doing something positive. Once it is full, it is their choice (within reason) to choose how they want to celebrate. They have the choice of DOING something fun, like celebrating with a party or certain experience. They filled their jar this week and they chose to have a Pizza Party! They helped make their pizzas, read a story together and then ate their yummy creation for lunch! Way to go Preschool!