Emergency Child Care Program

WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR EMERGENCY CHILD CARE PROGRAM AND/OR TO DETERMINE START DATE & SCHEDULE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS, LEANNA LORDEN AT (603) 428-7860 OR leannal@whitebirchcc.org.

We are happy to let you know that our Board voted on May 21, 2020 to open for child care as an Emergency Child Care Program (ECCP) starting on June 1st. This means that we can open and must also follow strict State of NH ECCP guidance.

As an ECCP, we have limited capacity based on rules not allowing more than 10 individuals (children and adults) together in a room. There are also many other changes which are listed below. All families attending will be required to review and sign off on several forms that indicate they are an essential worker and they understand our new rules.

While we are happy to be open, we also have had to adjust to new standards for care in the COVID-19 environment and we also need for our parents to adjust their expectations of what child care means during the pandemic. For example, it is possible that with little notice, a classroom may need to temporarily close if staff are sick and not available.

Each classroom provides:

A safe and nurturing environment, friendly teaching staff, consistent classroom management, and current First Aid / CPR certified teaching staff.

Location

White Birch Center, 51 Hall Avenue, Henniker, NH

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

Rates

Rates will remain what they were prior to the pandemic – see below.

Although our rates will remain the same, complete payment is due on WEEKLY basis.

Infants (9 Months to 18 Months)

  • Full Week: $245.00 — 4 or more days, Includes breakfast, lunch, and PM snack
  • 3 Days: $215.00 — Includes breakfast, lunch and PM snack
  • 2 Days: $150.00 — Includes breakfast, lunch and PM snack

Toddlers (18 Months to 2.5 Years)

  • Full Week: $235.00 — 4 or more days, Includes breakfast, lunch, and PM snack
  • 3 Days: $215.00 — Includes breakfast, lunch and PM snack
  • 2 Days: $150.00 — Includes breakfast, lunch and PM snack

Full Day Pre-School (2.5 Years to 3 Years 9 Months)

  • Full Week: $225.00 — 4 or more days, Includes breakfast, lunch, and PM snack
  • 3 Days: $210.00 — Includes breakfast, lunch and PM snack
  • 2 Days: $140.00 — Includes breakfast, lunch and PM snack

Full Day Pre-Kindergarten (3 Years 9 Months to 5 Years)

  • Full Week: $220.00 — 4 or more days, Includes breakfast, lunch, and PM snack
  • 3 Days: $210.00 — Includes breakfast, lunch and PM snack
  • 2 Days: $140.00 — Includes breakfast, lunch and PM snack

Emergency Child Care Parent Handbook

Items Needed Each Day

  • Change of clothes – 2 or 3 sets
  • Labeled, non-aerosol bug spray and sunscreen
  • No water bottles – we will provide water and cups
  • Clean bedding
    • Crib sheet, blanket, one sleep buddy/stuffy

Menu

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Upcoming Calendar Changes

Center-wide Closures

  • CLOSED July 3rd and 6th
  • CLOSED August 3rd and August 4th
  • CLOSED September 7th
  • CLOSED September 25th
  • CLOSED October 12th
  • CLOSED November 23rd – November 27th
  • CLOSED December 24th and December 25th

Use of Fever Reducing Medications

Any fever reducing medications (Tylenol, Motrin, etc.) will not be allowed to be administered during care hours. In addition, if Tylenol or Motrin (or any other medication) is given as a fever reducer, your child will not be permitted to attend childcare. If it is given, it will present an ineffective screening tool and one of the few screening tools we have this is independent of the parent or screener. Please do not provide Tylenol or ibuprofen at least 4 to 6 hours prior to arrival at child care.