Overview

The White Birch Center for Extended Education extends care and learning to out of school time. Care is provided before and after school hours and during school breaks. The White Birch Extended Education philosophy is that the care provided in out of school time is essential for establishing and promoting relationships with youth, developing critical social and emotional skills, and learning through play, exploration, inquiry, and hands on activities.

Location: Henniker Community School

Ages: 5 to 14 years

Curriculum

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)

 

WBC COVID-19 Update

UPDATE 3/16/2020: 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...

Was there a MOOSE at WBC?!

We aren't experts on animal tracks, but it appears there was a visitor strolling by White Birch last night! Based on the size and appearance of the tracks, we believe they could be Moose tracks!

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...

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...

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...

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!