Welcome to Child Care of the Berkshires

 

Child Care of the Berkshires is Celebrating 45 years,
1969- 2014

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.

Left: Northern Berkshire Child Care Committee, 1969. Right: Child Care of the Berkshires, 2014

 

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.

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Happenings at Child Care of the Berkshires

Brain Building Workshop for Parents

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Free Workshop for Parents
Wednesday, September 30th 3:30 to 4:30 pm.
Haskins Center, 210 State Street, North Adams

 Parents are their children’s ultimate Brain Builders.
Parents will learn interesting facts about early brain development and easy,
hands- on Brain Building activities that they can use every day in their own home!

On site child care and transportation available. Call 664‐4821 to register.

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September Happenings

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Please click the link to see what fun and educational things are happening at the Family Center in September

September Happenings at the Family Center

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Parent Child Home Program

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Now accepting children for the fall 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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Youth Mentoring Program Thank you Event

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The Youth Mentoring Program hosted a special event to thank both mentees and mentors . Mentees, their family members, and mentors each received a free ticket to attend a Steeple Cats game. Everyone enjoyed ice cream sundaes before the game and one selected mentee threw out the first pitch to kick off the game. Everyone had a great time and the weather was excellent!

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Lego Group at the Library

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Thursday, September 10 and 24, 6 to 7 p.m.
On the third floor of the North Adams Library

The Family Center and the North Adams Library are joining forces
to bring a new Lego group to families with children ages 4 to 12 years old
We will provide Lego’s for you and your child to build and create!

This is a ScienceTechonologyEngineeringMath group.
The group is FREE and drop in!

Call the Family Center at 664-4821 or the North Adams Library at 662-3133 for more information

 

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CCB’s Healthy Families Program wins Children’s Trust ALL -STAR AWARD

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CCB’s Healthy Families Program wins Children’s Trust ALL -STAR AWARD

CCB’s Healthy Families Program received one of its funder’s, The Children’s Trust, highest awards . It was presented to staff at Children’s Trust annual Celebration Day event held in Sturbridge on Thursday, June 18, 2015. It was awarded for over a decade of consistently high quality service delivery, community engagement, peer support, and strong leadership.

CONGRATULATIONS to CCB’s Healthy Families Program Staff

 

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CCB’s Annual Meeting celebrating 45 years

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CCB’s Annual Meeting celebrating 45 years was a joyful and festive event. Held January 9th at The Orchards, the evening included dinner; recognition of employees’; change of Board Officers Bill Robinson, Chair; Liz Costley, Vice-Chair; Lynette Ritland Bond, Treasurer; and Deborah Wineberg, Clerk; the nomination of new Board members Richard Alley and Alison Bost; and former parent/employee/board members thoughts and remembrances of CCB throughout the years.

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State Representative Gail Carridi; Commissioner Tom Weber; President & CEO Anne Nemetz-Carlson

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December 9, 2014 – North Adams — Child Care of the Berkshires hosted Commissioner Tom Weber of the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) yesterday. Commissioner Weber engaged with children and staff members while touring the EEC-funded programs which include the Monument Square Early Childhood Center and the Family Resource Center which includes the Parent Child Home program, an early literacy home-visiting program; and the Raising A Reader program. Monument Square provides child-care services for area working-families.

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Northern Berkshire early childhood education collaborative providing brighter outlook for the future

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Nearly 20 early childhood educators attended this week’s Summer Brain Building Institute held at MCLA. The program is part of the newly formed Northern Berkshire Educational Alignment Collaborative to foster leadership and the professional development of early childhood educators.

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Raising a Reader Program

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Do you want to help your child get ready to read?

       We can help!

Enjoy more books by borrowing a new bag of children’s books
each week for 10 weeks (great for ages 2-5 years old)

Join us for FREE Family Fun Gatherings that introduce
you to a special way to share reading with your family!

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