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

Pajama Story Time

A bedtime story --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Read Together Pajama Story Time with The Family Center, hosted by the Cheshire Library. Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm. At the Cheshire Library, 80 Church Street, Cheshire. Children can come in their pajamas, snuggle up with their family and listen to some classic bedtime stories. There will be an art related activities for them to do as well. Families will come away with some new ideas to make reading fun. Please call 413-664-4821 to register

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Our Big World Culture Fest

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Saturday February 27th from 10:30 to 12:00 pm in the Haskins Gym, 210 State Street, North Adams. There will be hands on activities for young children and their families to learn about other cultures. ~Food~ Games~ Stories~ Art~ Music~ Passports and more.

Please call 413-664-4821 with any questions.

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New Baby and Me Group

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Baby and Me Group

February 8th from 11:00-12:00 pm in The Family Center Playroom at Haskins Center, 210 State Street, North Adams.

Come meet other moms and dads and make new friends. Share your experiences, thought and ideas with others. Get out of the house, socialize and make connections with other parents in your area.

This is a FREE drop in group for moms and dads with children ages infants to walking.

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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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Cabin Fever Story Time

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Cabin Fever Story Time with The Family Center and the North Adams Public Library.
Join us for a special morning story time of wintery books and boredom buster activities. Friday, February 19th at 10:30 at the North Adams Public Library (in the Children’s Room). Please call 413-664-4821 to register.

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Lego Group at the Library

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Thursday, February 11th and 25th from 6:00- 7:00 pm,
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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Free Financial Literacy Classes

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Free Financial Literacy Classes

The Family Place, The Family Center and Mountain One are partnering to offer financial literacy classes. February 25th at The Family Place, 61 Main Street, North Adams from 5:00-7:00pm.

Classes will cover important information about: Credit scores, loans, creating and following a budget and savings. Dinner will be provided. Child care and transportation available. Call The Family Place, at 413-663-7588 to register.

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Parent Child Home Program

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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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Our Children, Ourselves

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Our Children, Ourselves

Monday February 29th from 10-11 at Haskins Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. A FREE group for parents with children who have special needs or delays. Join other parents to share resources, challenges and joys. Snacks will be provided. Transportation and child care available.
Please call 664-4821 to register for child care and or transportation. This group is focused on parents with children ages birth to eight years.

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The CCB Youth Mentoring is accepting applications

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The CCB Youth Mentoring is accepting applications on a rolling basis for mentees (children ages 8-14) and quality mentors (18+). Mentors and mentees spend time together every week for 1-2 hours at a site in the community. Mentors have the opportunity to give back to a child, and the child is able to learn and grow with the guidance of their mentor. Activities include arts and crafts, academic tutoring, performing arts, athletics, job related skills and more.

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February Newsletter and Calendar

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February Newsletter and Calendar

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

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