Welcome to Child Care of the Berkshires

Child Care of the Berkshires Celebrated 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

Walk for MA Children

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Adopt a Duck for the Family Center


Adopt a Duck for the Family Center. The Family Center Duck Derby is coming on June 18th from 11 to 1:00 and we need your help.

$5.00 a ticket. Cash prizes.  1st place-$300, 2nd place-$200 3rd place- $100. Tickets will be available for purchase at The Family Center office. Tickets for parents to sell will be available at playgroups and from staff. We also need parents and community volunteers to help at the Duck Derby on the day of the event. We will have a sign up at playgroups in May for   parents who would like to help. The Duck Derby will take place on June 18th from 11:00-1:00 at the Noel Field walking track. Hundreds of rubber ducks will race down the river behind the track and the people who have purchased the top three ducks will win CASH prizes. Call 664-4821 to get tickets or to get involved. The proceeds from the Duck Derby will go to the Family Center fundraising account.

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Baby Care Workshop with FREE Baby Box.

Baby Box

Are you or someone you know in the last trimester of pregnancy?

You and your partner are invited to a very special workshop on June 9th at 6:00 pm at Family Center 210 State Street in North Adams. At this workshop expectant parents will learn baby care basics, self-care for parents and will receive a FREE Baby Box, (with supplies) valued at over $100.  The Baby Box is a starter kit for the baby’s first year of life. It  includes some infant clothing, a baby blanket, diapers, and other newborn necessities and the box itself has a mattress that serves as baby’s first bed for up to eight months.

Call 664-4821 to reserve your spot soon because space is limited.
Priority will be given to 1st time parents.

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


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

jsmith@berkshireeagle.com @JennSmith_Ink on Twitter


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

Photo Gallery | Child Care of the Berkshires preschool program

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Parent Child Home Program

ABC Read with me

PCHP still has some openings!! Call today!!

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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