Update from Leanna Lorden, Director of Children’s Programs

Update from Leanna Lorden, Director of Children’s Programs

Dear Child Care Program Families,

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to navigate through these uncertain times. We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the latest information that has developed. Yesterday afternoon, our center’s Board of Directors met to discuss what the next steps would be for White Birch Center during this unprecedented time. One option that was discussed and up for decision was the possibility to reopen as an Emergency Child Care Center.

After much discussion, the Board voted no to reopening as an Emergency Child Care Center. Thus, White Birch Center will remain closed. We will reassess during the week of April 20th, as the Board will meet again on the 22nd. Please understand that these are Board level decisions, based on the safety of our families, staff, and community. As we get new information and updates, we will be sure to communicate what’s relevant. In addition, we want to remind you to continue looking at our website, OneCall Now notifications, and Closed Facebook Group as we try to add new content often. We hope you are all happy, healthy, and staying safe!

All the best,

Leanna Lorden

Director of Children’s Programs

WBC Closed Temporarily

WBC Closed Temporarily

Good evening families, staff and seniors,

Our apologies for the short notice, however, White Birch Center will remain closed temporarily until further notice. We will not be reopening on Monday, April 6th.

We hope to have more information to you all by the end of this week. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.

Thank you,
White Birch Center Administration

WBC – CLOSED UNTIL 4/6/20

WBC – CLOSED UNTIL 4/6/20

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I’m writing to let you know that White Birch Center will be CLOSED effective the end of the day today, Tuesday, March 17. We will expect to start up again on Monday, April 6th when school resumes. Like the school, we will evaluate the week before and will contact you regarding the start date.

We apologize for the inconvenience. This is not a decision we take lightly. We understand that this will have an impact on our families. This is an unprecedented time in our country, anything any of us can do to limit the spread of coronavirus Covid-19 is critical.

For all families we will not charge you for the next two and a half weeks. Families who did not utilize any care this week will not be charged for any programming. Families who have had children at our program this week, will be charged the two-day rate for yesterday and today. If your child was here only one of the two days, you will only be charged for a single day. School-age families who utilized care yesterday and today will be charged the daily rate for these past two days.

Please feel free to contact Leanna Lorden leannal@whitebirchcc.org or Marc McMurphy marcm@whitebirchcc.org  between now and Friday, if you have any questions about billing. We ask that you please contact us by email to help us process questions more quickly.

We will continue to provide updates on any common questions or concerns through the end of the week.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Marc McMurphy

Executive Director

White Birch Center

WBC COVID-19 Update

WBC COVID-19 Update

UPDATE 3/17/2020:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I’m writing to let you know that White Birch Center will be CLOSED effective the end of the day today, Tuesday, March 17. We will expect to start up again on Monday, April 6th when school resumes. Like the school, we will evaluate the week before and will contact you regarding the start date.

We apologize for the inconvenience. This is not a decision we take lightly. We understand that this will have an impact on our families. This is an unprecedented time in our country, anything any of us can do to limit the spread of coronavirus Covid-19 is critical.

For all families we will not charge you for the next two and a half weeks. Families who did not utilize any care this week will not be charged for any programming. Families who have had children at our program this week, will be charged the two-day rate for yesterday and today. If your child was here only one of the two days, you will only be charged for a single day. School-age families who utilized care yesterday and today will be charged the daily rate for these past two days.

Please feel free to contact Leanna Lorden leannal@whitebirchcc.org or Marc McMurphy marcm@whitebirchcc.org  between now and Friday, if you have any questions about billing. We ask that you please contact us by email to help us process questions more quickly.

We will continue to provide updates on any common questions or concerns through the end of the week.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Marc McMurphy

Executive Director

White Birch Center

UPDATE 3/16/2020:

    1. 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 situation and discussing all questions that we have received. We hope to have answers from them very soon and we will notify all families of the decisions made as soon as we are aware of them. We appreciate your understanding and patience in this process and hope to have some more answers for everyone very soon.
    2. CRVNA has cancelled all senior health clinics for at least 2 weeks -this includes the March 18th clinic that was scheduled at White Birch.

From the White Birch Center Board of Directors:

As a precautionary measure, the White Birch Center Board of Directors has decided to temporarily suspend all Active Living Program group activities and trips through the end of March. The board will continue to assess the situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to determine when to resume programming for the Active Living Program.

The Dial A Ride program will still operate as will the CRVNA Health clinic scheduled for Wednesday March 18.

The following activities are cancelled:
Gentle Yoga
Bone Builders
Bridge
Movies
KnitWits
Intervale Pancake House
Tai Chi
Cribbage
Mah Jongg
Estate Planning with Deb Urbatis
Shopping Trip to Laconia

Please contact Beth Ann Paul bethannp@whitebirchcc.org for any questions regarding our Active Living Program

Our Early Learning Program will remain open until further notice. We will continue to keep all families and staff up to date with any new information and decisions that arise.

Please contact Leanna Lorden leannal@whitebirchcc.org for any questions regarding our Early Learning and Extended Education Programs