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

Ivory Soap Experiments with Extended Ed.

Ivory Soap Experiments with Extended Ed.

Have you ever put ivory soap in the microwave? The Extended Education Program conducted this fun science experiment yesterday. Check out the children’s reactions. We wont give away what happens, you’ll just have to try it for yourself. Here’s how: Unwrap a bar of Ivory soap. Place the bar of soap on a paper towel or microwave-safe dish. Microwave your soap for 2 minutes. Watch the soap closely to see what happens. Allow the soap to cool for a minute or two before touching it. Check out https://www.thoughtco.com/ivory-soap-making-foam-in-microwave-606305 to see how it works!

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!

National Love Your Pet Day

National Love Your Pet Day

National Love Your Pet Day

February 20th was an exciting day at the Extended Education Program. We celebrated Love Your Pet Day by welcoming our adopted manatee to our White Birch Family and having a visit from the Pope Memorial SPCA.

When our manatee arrived, we had to give him a name. So, we selected some names for our manatee and voted on our favorites. We ended up with a tie between Jeff and Wonder, which was solved with a round of rock-paper-scissors. The final name we decided on was Jeff. Welcome Jeff, to our White Birch family! We then had to give Jeff a nice home, so we built an aquarium out of cardboard and used paper to make plants, decorations, and fish.

A Humane Educator from the SPCA, Shannon, and her daughter, came to the Extended Education Program to share what they do at the SPCA and teach us how to properly approach a dog. The four most important steps in approaching an unfamiliar dog are: 1. ask your parent/guardian for permission, 2. ask the owner for permission, 3. approach slowly and let the dog sniff you (ask the dog for permission) and 4. once the dog has sniffed you and shown that it is okay with you, pet it in a place where it can see your hand (the front of its body). Once we learned these important steps, we practiced what we had learned on their dog Jax.

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

February 4th was National Thank a Mail Carrier Day. The Extended Education Program took advantage of the warmer weather and walked to the Henniker Post office to hand deliver thank you cards they made to their mail carriers!