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 Palmer

Allison Palmer

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 since she was a junior in High School. She graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2013 with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Social Work & Counseling.

Ryder Close

Ryder Close

Group Leader

Ryder has been working at White Birch since February 2019. Ryder will be a Senior at New England College this fall where he will be finishing his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. He is focusing on English and wants to be a High School English teacher.

Emma Breed

Emma Breed

Emma has been working at White Birch since March 2019 and has been working with children since she was in 6th grade. Emma will be a Freshman at New England College this fall where she will be majoring in Elementary Education.


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.