The White Birch Center for Early Learning is a year round child care program for children ages one to five years old. As a Licensed 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. 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.
Each classroom provides:
A safe and nurturing environment, fair and consistent classroom management, enthusiastic and friendly teaching staff, an organized daily program including: choice time, arts, story time, books, quiet time, structured play, health and fitness, music, games, group activities, outdoor play, emergent curriculum, and up-to-date First Aid / CPR certified teaching staff.
White Birch Center, 51 Hall Avenue, Henniker, NH
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday
- Kickstart to Kindergarten Camp (Summer Camp Program – for children starting Kindergarten in the Fall)
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 type of curriculum combines learning through experience and building upon a previously established foundation of knowledge. It responds to children’s immediate interests and is typically implemented after an idea emerges from a group of children.
Emergent Curriculum in the Classroom:
The teachers in each classroom believe that young children learn best through play. Young children learn the most important skills by obtaining knowledge through their own initiatives and interactions with others. When observing children at play, our teachers learn about the developmental progress of each child and what skills they are working on. Our teachers listen to the children’s ideas and planning emerges from the children’s interests. Teachers observe ways to expand each child’s thinking and learning through child-initiated activities.
Center-wide standards of practice that we use and regulations that we adhere to: