Welcome to Child Care of the Berkshires

The mission of Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc.  is to strengthen families through high quality child care, education, support services and advocacy.

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

  • 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

Kick Off to Kindergarten “I Rode the Bus” Event!!

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Help your kids get excited for school!!!!

For children who will be entering Kindergarten in the fall.

You and your child can:
Take a 10-15 minute bus ride
Participate in circle time
Listen to a shirt story about school
Create an art project
Learn about School Bus Safety

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Kick Off to Kindergarten! Ice Cream Social

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Kick Off to Kindergarten! Ice Cream Social!!

Are you going into Kindergarten this FALL?

Come Celebrate with us!

Make an Ice Cream Sundae, meet new friend and listen to a story about Kindergarten!!

Wednesday, August 20th from 6-7pm

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Family Resource Center Summer Book Mobile

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The Family Resource Center August Book Mobile will give each child a new or “Light used” book.

The  Book Mobile will be at each location for approximately a half hour.

For more information please call 664-4821

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Youth Mentoring Program

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Youth Mentoring Program at CCB would like to say

THANK YOU!

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Kindergarten Playgroup

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Kindergarten Playgroup

Join us every Thursday at the Haskins Center playground in North Adams from 6-7pm
Starting June 19th until August 28th!    

Bring your incoming Kindergarten child (siblings welcomed) to our FREE special playgroup to get him/her excited about starting school.

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Williamstown Community Chest honors John Craig

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Williamstown Community Chest honors John Craig

Child Care of the Berkshires’ longtime board member, John Craig, was recognized as the Williamstown Community Chest’s “Volunteer of the Year”

John Craig has served on the CCB board for over fourteen years. He has been instrumental in developing CCB into a strong and sustainable organization that provides a variety of comprehensive, high quality services to our most vulnerable populations.  He is committed to service that directly affects the well-being of children.  Once he makes a commitment, John is dedicated, diligent and determined to see concrete results. He believes in social justice and working for the common good.

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Early Education Association to Honor Local Early Educator

The Massachusetts Association of Early Education & Care (MADCA) recognizes KELLY PHILLIPS with the OUTSTANDING EARLY EDUCATION LEADER AWARD for outstanding leadership in the Education and Care of Children.
(pictured: LEO DELANEY, President of MADCA; SENATOR SAL N. DIDOMENICO, Award Recipient; KAREN LIBERATORE, Award Recipient; KELLY PHILLIPS, Award Recipient; VENESSA SKINNER, Award Recipient; William EDDY, Executive Director of MADCA)

The Massachusetts Association of Early Education & Care (MADCA) recognizes KELLY PHILLIPS with the OUTSTANDING EARLY EDUCATION LEADER AWARD for outstanding leadership in the Education and Care of Children.

(pictured: LEO DELANEY, President of MADCA; SENATOR SAL N. DIDOMENICO, Award Recipient; KAREN LIBERATORE, Award Recipient; KELLY PHILLIPS, Award Recipient; VENESSA SKINNER, Award Recipient; WILLIAM EDDY, Executive Director of MADCA)

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CHILD CARE OF THE BERKSHIRES AWARDED $160,000 COMPETITIVE GRANT

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CHILD  CARE OF THE BERKSHIRES AWARDED $160,000 COMPETITIVE GRANT

Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc. has received $160,000 in funding through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education to establish an educational collaborative in Northern Berkshire that includes early childhood educators including Head Start, North Adams public school teachers, parents and community partners (including MCLA).  The Collaborative will raise awareness of the critical importance of fostering positive learning outcomes for young children, through Grade 3.

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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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