The White Birch Center for Extended Education extends the care and learning before and after the school day and during school break. Like our Early Learning program, the White Birch Extended Education philosophy is that child care must be more than watching and feeding children. Education plays an important role in our programming.

Location: Henniker Community School

Ages: 5 to 14 years


What is emergent curriculum?

Emergent curriculum is built around the interests that emerge from children’s ideas. It is curriculum that develops from exploring what is socially relevant, intellectually engaging, and personally meaningful to children. This types of curriculum connects learning with experience and prior knowledge. It responds to children’s immediate interests and is typically implemented after an idea emerges from a group of children

Center-wide standards of practice that we use and regulations that we adhere to:

New Hampshire Child Care Licensing Rules and Regulations (PDF)


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!

WBC Extended Ed sells Cookbooks!

The Extended Education children love engaging in imaginary play, forming store fronts and retail exchanges, and selling their paper crafted goodies once they have created them. So naturally, when the opportunity arose to sell something real, with actual...

Early Learning NH 2020 Excellence in Child Care Awards

Do you think one of our Early Learning Educators is worthy of this award? Nominate them today! Fill out the nomination form and email or mail to: info@earlylearningnh.org  or by mail to Early Learning NH, Two Delta Drive, Concord, NH 03301 Nominations will be accepted...

Smoothie Mustaches at WBC Extended Education Program

Yesterday was Teacher Workshop Day at HCS and our WBC Extended Education Program made Strawberry-Banana and Mixed Berry smoothies for snack! They apparently had LOTS of fun making smoothie mustaches!

WBC Celebrates Halloween 2019

Happy Halloween from WBC! Our classrooms celebrated by dressing up in their costumes, parading around our center and ended the day with a fun-filled Halloween Party!

NEC Bridges to Learning Class visits WBC Extended Education Program

On Monday, October 21st, Paul Keiner of New England College brought his Bridges to Learning class to visit and volunteer at the White Birch Center After School program. The group of aspiring teachers spent the afternoon playing games, coloring,...

WBC Family Fall Festival 2019

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with us at our Family Fall Festival! Tons of fun was had by all!

NH Gives 2019

Thank you to all those who helped make NH Gives 2019 a success!

Osram Sylvania Supports STEM Project at White Birch Center

White Birch Center will be expanding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities at their summer camp this year thanks to a generous donation of $1,550 from Osram, parent of Sylvania Automotive located in Hillsboro. The...

Kentucky Derby Party Combines Fun and Fundraising!

On May 5, guests enjoyed some Louisville excitement at the White Birch Center Kentucky Derby Party held at Pats Peak. Derby-goers dressed in style enjoyed classic cocktails, southern inspired food, and dancing on the deck to live music from Nick’s Other...