Welcome to Child Care of the Berkshires

Child Care of the Berkshires

The mission of Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc.  is to support children and families in improving their lives through education, child care and family support.

Child Care of the Berkshires is guided by the following beliefs: 

  • High quality child care encourages a child’s total growth and development in physical, social language, and cognitive areas.
  • Families need to be linked to a variety of resources in the community.
  • Services are best provided in a collaborative and cooperative fashion.
  • Child care, parent support and educational programs should reflect the cultural diversity in our communities.

Happenings at Child Care of the Berkshires

Dad and Me Playtime and pizza!

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Monday, September 19 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Active playtime in the Haskins Center Gym, 210 State Street, North Adams. Followed by a pizza for dinner! This is a free drop in event. Stepdads, grandfathers, uncles, or any males who are playing an active role in a child’s life are welcome. Questions?  Call 664-4821.

Music and Movement Playgroup

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Friday, September 30, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Freedom Dance Studio, 40 Main Street, North Adams.
Drop in with your children for a Friday morning creative movement and music playgroup! We will end with a circle time and story. A snack will be provided. This group is a collaboration of The Family Center and Freedom Dance Studio.

Thank you to parent leader, Olivia Moran for sharing her time, talent and space! Call us at 413-664-4821 for more information.

The Magic of everyday moments

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A New Series for Parents with Children Birth to 3 Years Old. Mondays, September 26, October 3, 17 and 24th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Family Center 210 State Street, North Adams.

Understanding a young child’s development is the key to understanding the child. The series will feature videos, discussion and handouts that will give parents an   understanding of the ages and stages of their unique child. Learn about how children ages birth-3 -Form a trusting bond and how to nurture learning. -Make positive connections to fuel learning -Develop through play, routines and relationships -School Readiness –Language, literacy, thinking and social and emotional skills.  This is an opportunity for both moms and dads to meet, learn and talk with other parents in a friendly, nurturing environment.

Free on-site child care available. Transportation if needed. Call 413-664-4821 to register.

FREE Diaper Distribution

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The Family Center recognizes that diapers are expensive, so we have teamed up with Berkshire Community Diaper Project to help!

Any families with children in diapers, please come to the Family Center at 210 State Street, North Adams, pick up a pack of 10 diapers on Monday, September 12th from 11:00 to 1:00 pm and Thursday, September 29th from 12:00- 2:00 pm. No need to register, just stop by. If these times don’t work, please call 413-664-4821 to arrange a diaper pick up.

Parent Child Home Program

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We can help enhance the skills you already give your child.

Eligible children : ages 18-36 months

You will receive free books, toys and home visits twice a week, scheduled at your convenience, with a trained home visitor.

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Walk for MA Children

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Pittsfield, North Adams aim to fill the early childhood program gaps

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Pittsfield, North Adams aim to fill the early childhood program gaps
By Jenn Smith

jsmith@berkshireeagle.com @JennSmith_Ink on Twitter

http://ccberkshire.org/2016/01/pittsfield-north-adams-aim-to-fill-the-early-childhood-program-gaps/

Berkshire Eagle
Posted:Sun Jan 24 16:33:53 MST 2016

Photo Gallery | Child Care of the Berkshires preschool program

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Help Support CCB through Amazon Smile

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Child Care of the Berkshires now has an Amazon Smile account.  When shopping on Amazon click the link below and 5% of your purchase total will be donated to Child Care of the Berkshires.

Support CCB- Amazon Smile

 

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