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

The Family Center’s Summer Book Mobile

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Family Resource Center’s Summer Book Mobile

Each child that comes at these times will be able to select a free book to keep.

Plan to arrive right at the times listed above; the bookmobile only stays for 30 minutes before it goes on to its next stop. For more information call us at 664-4821.

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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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Family Center groups that will be moving outside in June

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We’re on the move this summer!

The following Family Center groups
will be moving outside in June!!

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Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc.’s Youth Mentoring Program
Would like to report on a very successful

Bowl-A-Thon for Kids 2015

We would like to offer a sincere, heartfelt
THANK YOU
to our donors, sponsors & supporters.

In addition to having a blast on the day of our event, we were able to host most of our mentor/mentee matches and their families to come out and have fun with us.

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Walk for MA Children

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We Invite You and Your Staff to Join the Child Care of the Berkshires’ Team on Saturday, May 9th by Joining in the Walk from Dalton to Pittsfield To Raise Awareness of the Many Needs of Massachusetts Children. The Second Annual Ten-Day Walk from Boston to Pittsfield was initiated in 2014 by Sue and Tim Crane of www.WalkForMAchildren.org

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The FRC Lego Group

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The FRC Lego Group will meet in the Community Room at the North Adams Library on Tuesday June 9th and 23th from 3:30- 4:30pm.

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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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