Before & After School Program

Overview

Located at Henniker Community School, our Before and After School Program is available to children in Kindergarten through Age 14.

The Before School Program opens at 6:30 AM and ends at 7:50 AM, when children are dismissed to begin their school day. The After School Program begins at 3:00 PM and closes at 6:00 PM.

Teacher

Allison Palmer

Allison Palmer

PM Kindergarten Wrap Lead Teacher

Allison is new to the White Birch Center team, beginning in June 2016 and couldn't be more excited! She is the Afternoon Kindergarten Wrap Around Lead Teacher as well as the Site Director for the Extended Education program.

She grew up in Deering and recently moved to Penacook, NH. She graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2013 with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Social Work & Counseling. Before White Birch, Allison worked at East Side Learning Center in Concord as a Lead Pre-K teacher and summer camp Lead Teacher for school-age children. She also worked at Tween School ‘N Home Afterschool Program in Hopkinton, NH where her Mom is the Director.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, spending time with her family, and reading! Her favorite books to read are the Harry Potter series, which she has read at least 3 times through. Her favorite children’s book, and the first book she learned to read, is The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood.

Rates

Before School Program at Henniker Community School

Full Week: $32.00Open from 6:30 AM-7:50 AM

Daily Rate: $12.00One day advanced notice for attendance

After School Program at Henniker Community School

Full Week: $85.00Open from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Includes PM snack

Daily Rate: $27.00One to three days per week

Before and After School at Henniker Community School

Full Week Only: $100.00

Daily Schedule

6:30 – 7:00 AM  Arrival / Sign in

7:00 – 7:45 AM  Free Choice: Art, Music, Blocks, Reading, Puzzles, Board Games, Cards

7:45 – 7:50 AM  Clean up / Line up for the Bus / Sign Out

7:50 – 3:00 PM  AT SCHOOL

3:00 – 3:15 PM  School is dismissed / Sign in / Line up

3:15 – 3:45 PM  Walk down to classroom / Wash hands / Snack / Homework

3:45 – 4:30 PM  Outdoor Play / Gross Motor Activities

4:30 – 5:15 PM  Enrichment Activity / Club Time *Geography *Literacy *Create & Construct *Cooking *Science *The Arts *Group Games

5:15 – 5:50 PM  Free Choice: Art, Music, Blocks, Reading, Puzzles, Board Games

5:50 – 6:00 PM  Clean Up / Sign out / Departure

Weekly Schedule

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Drop Off and Pick Up

Before School Program

Children are dropped off and checked in any time after 6:30 AM in the classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. At 7:50 am, just prior to school beginning, White Birch Extended Education staff escort the children to the playground where other children are playing until the bell for school rings.

After School Program

At 2:45 PM when children are released from classes, White Birch after school children meet just outside the Henniker Community School main office. Younger children are escorted to the meeting point by their teachers and older children go right from class to the meeting point on their own. When all children are accounted for, White Birch Extended Care staff escort the children to the after school classroom for our programming which ends at 6:00 PM (children can be picked up at any time after 3:00 PM). To pick up your child, arrive at the after school classroom and sign them out. The after school classroom is located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library.

Children in Kindergarten

Because the kindergarten class at Henniker Community School is a half day program, it can initially be confusing for parents as to where and when they drop off or pick up their children. Here is explanation of what to do.

Kindergarten Children who are not in the White Birch Wrap Around Program

Morning Kindergartners who are enrolled in the before school program Drop your child off at the before school program classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. We will then get your child to kindergarten. After kindergarten pick up your child per the school’s dismissal procedures

Morning Kindergartners who are not enrolled in the before school program – Drop off and pick up your child per the school’s arrival and dismissal procedures.

Afternoon Kindergartners who are enrolled in the after school program – Drop off your child per the school’s arrival procedures. When afternoon kindergarten is completed at 2:45 PM your child will be escorted by an adult to the after school meeting area near the school’s main office. When all children are accounted for, White Birch Extended Care staff escort the children to the after school classroom for our programming which ends at 6:00 PM (children can be picked up at any time after 3:00 PM). Children are signed out in the classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library.

Kindergarten Children who are enrolled in the White Birch Wrap Around Program

Morning Kindergartners who are enrolled in the before school program – Drop your child off at the before school program classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. We will then get your child to kindergarten. After kindergarten White Birch staff will pick up your children at the school. When all children are accounted for we will then bring your child to White Birch Center on Hall Ave. You may pick up your child at any point at White Birch Center until 2:30 PM. At that time, we will bring your child back down to the school for the after school program where you can pick up your child at any point after 3:00 PM. You pick up and sign out your child at the after school classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library.

Morning Kindergartners who are not enrolled in the before school program – Drop off your child at Henniker Community School per the school’s arrival procedures. After kindergarten White Birch staff will pick up your children at the school. When all children are accounted for we will then bring your child to White Birch Center on Hall Ave. You may pick up your child at any point at White Birch Center until 2:30 PM. At that time, we will bring your child back down to the school for the after school program where you can pick up your child at any point after 3:00 PM. You pick up and sign out your child at the after school classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library. We will then bring your child down to the school for their lunch and afternoon kindergarten class.

Afternoon Kindergartners who are enrolled in the after school program – Drop off your child at White Birch Center located on Hall Ave in the morning. At 11:30 AM we will bring your child to the school for lunch and their Afternoon kindergarten class. When afternoon kindergarten is completed at 2:45 PM your child will be escorted by an adult to the after school meeting area near the school’s main office. When all children are accounted for, White Birch Extended Care staff escort the children to the after school classroom for our programming which ends at 6:00 PM (children can be picked up at any time after 3:00 PM). Children are signed out in the classroom located in the back of the school just as you enter the school drop off area. To get behind the school you turn off of Western Ave between the Grange and the Tucker free library.