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

Healthy Families staff members attended a two-day Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) training

This past weekend, three Healthy Families staff members attended a two-day Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) training that was hosted by the Austen Riggs Center. 30 care providers who specifically work with parents of newborns in South Berkshire County were invited to attend this training, including pediatricians, maternity nurses from Fairview Hospital, visiting nurses, mental health practitioners, and various home visiting programs that serve South County, including our Healthy Families program.

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Monument Square’s Program Director Kelly Phillips at the MCLA College Roundtable: Degree completion

Check out Monument Square’s Program Director Kelly Phillips (go to minute mark 10:20) at the MCLA College Roundtable: Degree completion

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Congratulations Kelly!

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April Lego Group at the 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! Thursdays, April 13 and 27  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.

 

Dad and Family Pizza and Playtime

Monday, April 24th 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Haskins Center Gym at The Family Center,  210 State St., North Adams.
Dads, Moms, families and Children are all welcome. Enjoy a slice of pizza and some active playtime, songs and a story.
Drop in and join us!

CCB Annual Meeting- February 27, 2017 at the Orchards

Tonight’s Annual Meeting was well attended and included former and current Board members, our staff, friends, local collaboration agencies, as well as Representative Gailanne Carriddi and newly-elected Senator Adam Hinds.  We were honored to have Senator Hinds speak at our event and look forward to his continued advocacy in the future.

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Baby and Me Playgroup

Baby and Me Playgroup

New time and date. Every Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 pm in The Family Center Playroom.

 Drop by to play with your baby in a fun, baby friendly room with toys, books and baby activities. Meet and talk with other parents with babies the same age. Enjoy a Baby and Me circle time with songs and finger plays!

Anne Nemetz-Carlson Receives the Frances Litman Award

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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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

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

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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