ECCP – Summer Program


The WBC Emergency Child Care Program – Summer Program operates out of White Birch Center. Children entering 1st grade and older are eligible to enroll in the ECCP Summer Program.

As an ECCP, we can only provide care for essential workers. An essential worker is anyone who works for an essential business. We have limited capacity based on rules not allowing more than 10 individuals (children and adults) together in a room. There are also many other changes which are listed below. All families attending will be required to review and sign off on several forms that indicate they are an essential worker and they understand our new rules.

While we are happy to be open, we also have had to adjust to new standards for care in the COVID-19 environment and we also need for our parents to adjust their expectations of what child care means during the pandemic. For example, it is possible that with little notice, a classroom may need to temporarily close if staff are sick and not available. One other example, we cannot provide meals at this time.

Our classroom provides:

A safe and nurturing environment, friendly teaching staff, consistent classroom management, and current First Aid / CPR certified teaching staff.


White Birch Center, 51 Hall Avenue, Henniker, NH


8:15 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday


Allison Saltmarsh

Allison Saltmarsh

Extended Education Program Director

Allison has been a part of the White Birch family since June 2016 and has been working in Education and Childcare for 15 years. She graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2013 with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Social Work & Counseling. Allison’s favorite thing about working with children is their sense of humor and authenticity.

             Payten Hebert

Payten Hebert

Group Leader

About Payten

Payten has been a part of the White Birch family since June 2021. Payten has been working in childcare for nearly six years. She is currently a student athlete at New England College where she is studying psychology and criminal justice. Payten loves to play soccer, hike, and spend time with her family. Her favorite thing about working with children is their honesty and imagination

Emma Breed

Emma Breed

Emma has been a part of the White Birch family since March 2019 and has worked with children since she was in 6th grade. She currently is a student at New England College, majoring in elementary education. Emma’s favorite part of working with children is knowing that no two days will be the same, and that she can expect to share plenty of laughs and smiles with the children she cares for.


Contact Allison Palmer, Director of Extended Education Programs, for more information on ECCP Summer Program Registration.

Phone: (603) 428-7860


(Effective June 15, 2020)

ECCP Summer Program at White Birch Center (8:30 AM to 4:00 PM)

Full & Part-Time Openings

  • Full Time: M-F
  • Part-Time: MWF or T/TH


  • Full Week: $230.00 – 2 Week Advanced Notice Requested
  • Daily Rate: $65.00 – 2 Week Advanced Notice Requested

We offer a 10% discount on the second child for families with more than one child.

Emergency Child Care Parent Handbook

Items Needed Each Day

  • Change of clothes – 2 or 3 sets
  • Labeled, non-aerosol bug spray and sunscreen
  • No water bottles – we will provide water and cups
  • Food
    • AM Snack, Lunch, PM Snack
    • All food must not require any refrigeration or heating
    • Child needs to eat breakfast before arriving at the center

Upcoming Calendar Changes

Center-wide Closures

  • CLOSED July 3rd and 6th
  • CLOSED August 3rd and August 4th

Use of Fever Reducing Medications

Any fever reducing medications (Tylenol, Motrin, etc.) will not be allowed to be administered during care hours. In addition, if Tylenol or Motrin (or any other medication) is given as a fever reducer, your child will not be permitted to attend childcare. If it is given, it will present an ineffective screening tool and one of the few screening tools we have this is independent of the parent or screener. Please do not provide Tylenol or ibuprofen at least 4 to 6 hours prior to arrival at child care.