Welcome to Child Care of the Berkshires

Child Care of the Berkshires

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.

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.

Happenings at Child Care of the Berkshires

Lego Group at the Library

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December Lego Group at the North Adams Public Library.

The Family Center and the North Adams Library invites families with children ages 4 to 12 years old, to join us for an evening of fun! Thursday, December 8th  from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the third floor of the North Adams Library. We provide Legos for the group so your child can build and create! The group is FREE and drop in! Call the Family Center at 664-4821 or The North Adams Public Library at 662-3133 for more information

 

Family Fun Friday Make and Take it: Gingerbread Houses!

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Friday, December 9th, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 at The Family Center Playroom, 210 State Street, North Adams. Join us for a morning of fun. Children will decorate their own gingerbread boy or girl and gingerbread house to take home! We will read gingerbread stories and have a special gingerbread snack. For families with children ages 2 to 5 years.

To join us, call 664-4821 to register.

Baby and Me Group

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Monday, December 12th from 11:00-12:00 pm in The Family Center Playroom at The Family 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.

Mom’s Cozy Night Out

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Make it and Take it at the Family Center! Wednesday, December 14, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 210 State Street, North Adams. Join us to create a no-sew fleece blanket! We will provide all of the materials to make a double sided fleece blanket! To attend, call to register at 664-4821.

Space is limited. Child care and transportation available.

Music and Movement Playgroup

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Friday, December 16th, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Freedom Dance Studio, 40 Main Street, North Adams. Drop in with your children for a Friday morning creative movement and music playgroup! We will end with a circle time and story. A snack will be provided. This group is a collaboration of The Family Center and Freedom Dance Studio.

Thank you to parent leader, Olivia Moran for sharing her time, talent and space! Call us at 413-664-4821 for more information.

Dad and Me Playtime and Pizza!

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Monday, December 19, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Haskins Center Gym at The Family Center,  210 State St., North Adams. Dads and kids will have fun. Enjoy a slice of pizza and some active playtime, songs and a story. Drop in and join us!

December Storytime in Cheshire

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Tuesday, December 20th 10:00 a.m. at the Cheshire Public Library, 23 Depot Street.  Join us for an interactive story time featuring The Mitten by Jan Brett. Children will listen to this classic winter story about animals who snuggle in a boy’s lost mitten. We will sing, move and decorate with mittens! Each child will create a mitten decoration to take home.

Raising a Thinking Child

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A new 8 week parenting series starting Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Family Resource Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. The Family Center staff is excited to present this new parenting series for families with children 2-6 years. Parents will learn the “I Can Problem Solve (ICPS)’ method. This proven method helps children to think about solutions to problems and encourages positive behavior. Couples are welcome! We provide child care and a hot meal to make it easier for families to attend. Call to register or for more information 413-664-4821 or email mbelanger@ccberkshire.org.

Anne Nemetz-Carlson Receives the Frances Litman Award

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Anne Nemetz-Carlson Receives the Frances Litman Award

The MA Children’s Trust honored Anne Nemetz-Carlson, President and CEO of Child Care of the Berkshires, with the Frances Litman Leadership Award.  The award was presented by Suzin Bartley, Executive Director at the Children’s Trust View From All Sides 24th Annual Conference held on October 13, 2016 in Marlborough, MA.  According to Children’s Trust, the Frances Litman Award is presented to an individual who has been in the parenting education and family support field for at least 20 years and exemplifies qualities of a strong, natural leader, has excelled in her role and has made a significant contribution.

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Parent Child Home Program

ABC Read with me

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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Walk for MA Children

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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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Help Support CCB through Amazon Smile

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Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2457299 and Amazon donates to Child Care of the Berkshires Inc.

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