Pre-Kindergarten (48-60 mos)

The White Birch Center for Early Learning is a year round child care program for children ages one to five years old. As a License Plus designated child care center, White Birch is committed not only to quality child care for children ages 1 to 5 but also to early learning. Our early learning center also includes a kindergarten wrap around program to accommodate families who need child care and also have children in the morning or afternoon kindergarten program at Henniker Community School. White Birch Center has two playgrounds, a one- and two-year-old playground and a three- to five-year-old playground. All ages have individual classrooms located in the same building.


Ashley Murphy

Ashley Murphy

Lead Teacher/Education Coordinator

Ashley has been working at White Birch for 6 years. She graduated from Plymouth State University with a B.S in Childhood Studies and teacher certification in K-8th grade. Ashley has taken various early childhood classes over the last few years through Granite State College as well. She believes that children learn best when given the opportunity to engage in play to develop the new skills they are learning. Ashley has worked as the Preschool teacher and has been the Lead Pre-K teacher for the past 2 years, and is now in the role of Education Coordinator.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending as much possible time with her daughter, husband and two dogs. She loves to travel anywhere and everywhere, watch movies and enjoy a good book.

Karen Nadeau

Karen Nadeau

Associate Teacher

Karen has been working at White Birch for 2 years. She graduated from Berlin Technical College in 1996 and has been working with children since then. She has had the experience of working with children ages infants through 14 years of age. She loves to see the children learn and grow in any way they can. She is currently an associate teacher in the Pre-K room.

Karen lives in Hillsboro with her husband Craig and her youngest daughter Kimberly. She enjoys winter, snowmobiling, movie nights and family time.

Jessica Jensen

Jessica Jensen

Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Miss Jessica grew up in North Andover, Massachusetts and currently lives in Hillsboro, New Hampshire. She is a few classes away from having her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Moderate Disabilities from Merrimack College. Jessica has many years’ experience teaching preschool, being a nanny and working with adults and children with disabilities. She is so excited to be here to get to know your children and to help them grow.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her pitbull/boxer mix Layla. She loves being outdoors! Hiking and going to the beach are her favorite. She also loves to exercise, eat healthy, read and shop.


(Effective July 1, 2018)

Full Day Pre-Kindergarten (4-Year-Olds)

Full Week: $210.00Includes breakfast, lunch, and PM snack

Daily Rate: $60.00Minimum of two days per week; includes breakfast, lunch and PM snack

Daily Schedule

Daily schedule is subject to change due to the needs of the children

6:30 – 8:30 Arrival / Free Choice Play

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 Circle Time: Story and Calendar

9:30 – 10:00 Group Activities

10:00 – 10:30 Free or Outdoor Play

10:30 – 11:00 Health and Fitness Education

11:00 – 11:30 Outdoor Time

11:30 – 12:00 Lunch

12:30 – 2:30 Rest

2:30 – 3:00 Snack

3:00 – 5:30 Afternoon Activities: Outdoor play, Choices, Pick-up

Drop Off and Pick Up

The drop off and pick up door is the right door of the red barn section of the building.