Warner’s Economic Development Committee and Selectboard are working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire to open a child care center at the Warner Community Center. The center will replace the recently-closed Early Head Start program. Pending the hiring of qualified staff, the Warner Early Learning Center will welcome infants and toddlers at 49 West Main Street this fall.
Economic Development Committee member Charlie Albano stated: “It’s really tough for parents to find care, especially in a rural town like Warner. We heard good things about the Boys & Girls Club’s early childhood programs, so when Head Start closed, we reached out to see if coming here would be a possibility.”
Boys & Girls Clubs CEO Chris Emond remarked: “We run an after school program at Simonds Elementary School, and the idea of serving these kids even earlier appealed to us. Fortunately, we had an excellent internal candidate for the center director position and are looking to hire qualified teachers right now. I encourage anyone with ECE experience to reach out.”
Pre-enrollment for child care at the Warner Early Learning Center begins Friday, July 15. Warner residents will be prioritized until August 8. Applications will be accepted and processed on a first come, first served basis and a waitlist will be created if necessary. For more information on the Club’s philosophy and registration process, please visit nhyouth.org/early-learning-centers/. Information about teaching positions can be found at nhyouth.org/careers.