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

Summer Playgroup Schedule

Mondays:  Busy Bees Playgroup: 10:00 to 11:00 am at Broad Brook Playground on Harrison St. in Williamstown- Ages infants to 5

Tuesdays:  Preschools Pals: Drop in group 1:00 to 2:00pm at the Family Center playroom – Ages 2.5 to 5

Wednesdays:  Terrific Tots toddler group 10:00-11:00 in the Family Center playroom – Ages 1-2.5 years

Thursdays: Jumping Beans group 11:30 to 12:30 at Broad Brook Playground.- Ages Walking to 5 years

Fridays:  Drop in Play time at the Family Center playroom – 10-12- Infants to 5 years

Playgroups are for parents and their young children to enjoy playing and learning together to meet friends in their community.  They feature hands on art and science activities, circle time and snack.  No need to register, just drop by. Siblings are always welcome!

Playgroup with Lincoln – A Certified Therapy Dog

On Friday July 27th from 11:00 to 12:00 we will have a special playgroup at our Family Center.  Lincoln, a trained therapy dog, will join us as we read books about dogs, sing songs about dogs and enjoy time playing together.  Please register for this playgroup because space is limited to 10 children and their parents or grandparents. Call 413-664-4821 to register.  Thank you to Marcia and Lincoln for helping to make this special playgroup happen

Parent and Tikes Mini Hike

Wednesday, July 18 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Clarksburg State Park, 199 Middle Road, Clarksburg. *Program starts at 10.

Take a right when entering the park into the day use area and drive to the lower lot by the pavilion. We are meeting at the pavilion. Let the attendant know you are there for the Family Center program. The path is suitable for sturdy strollers (dirt and gravel road).  The hike is about 0.5 miles.  Parent Marcia Bailey will lead the group on this short easy hike to the dam.  Suitable walking shoes or sneakers are a must. Snack will be provided.  Please call 413-664-4821 to let us know if you can attend or if you have any questions

NOTE: There will be NO Terrific Tots on this day.

Summer Book Mobile

PCHP Graduation

Parent-Child Home Program celebrated 14 families graduating from their 2-year program on May 25, at The Green, 85 Main St., North Adams.  Families enjoyed pizza and cupcakes, a short circle time, and parachute play with their home visitors, as they said good-bye.  The Parent-Child Home Program is a brain building program for 18 month old – 2 1/2 year old children and their caregivers.  Families receive fun books, toys, and lots of ideas to help their children get ready to succeed in school.  For more information call the coordinator, Karen Rowe, 663-6593 x. 27.

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5th WALK for MA CHILDREN

Several current CCB staff and former CCB staff participated in the 5th WALK for MA CHILDREN on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Sue and Tim Crane organized this cross- state walk to highlight the needs of children in the state’s communities and to involve communities in meeting these needs.

Family Child Care Literacy Event

Pictures for Family Child Care Family Literacy Event held on May 24 at Windsor Lake.

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Family Child Care Provider Abby Ketchum

CCB would like to congratulate Family Child Care Provider Abby Ketchum (pictured on the right) on being recognized at the 3rd Annual Early Childhood Educator’s Evening for her excellence in teaching young children for over 37 years.

Abby’s enthusiastic style captures the children’s attention and creates an environment conducive to hands-on learning.

Parent Child Home Program

Parent Child Home Program: FREE Books and Toys for children 16 mo. to 3 years old this fall.  PCHP is a home visiting program.  A trained Home Visitor will bring FREE books and toys for your child to keep.  They read, play, and do art activities with your child and you to help your child be ready to learn in school.  We are accepting new children and doing intakes for the coming school year.  If you’d like more information, please call Karen at (413-663-6593 ex. 27, email: krowe@ccberkshire.org, or TEXT:  (413)663-0234

Program recognized among the top in the nation by earning accreditation

For more information, contact:
Tamara Stephens
413-663-6593 ext. 26

For immediate release:
January 17, 2018

Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center, of Child Care of the Berkshires Earns National NAEYC Accreditation

Program recognized among the top in the nation by earning accreditation

[Pittsfield, MA] – Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center, of Child Care of the Berkshires,  located in Pittsfield, MA has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children.

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Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc. Receives $5000 Donation from the Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation

 

CCB Awarded EEOST Grant for $1,000,000!

NORTH ADAMS, MA (June 8, 2017) – Anne Nemetz-Carlson, President/CEO, announced that the MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and Children’s Investment Fund has awarded to Child Care of the Berkshires a new grant of $1,000,000 to make improvements to the Haskins facility which houses the Monument Square Early Childhood Center and a variety of family support programs, including the Family Center, the Healthy Families Program, and the Parent Child Home Early Literacy Program.

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 #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2457299 and Amazon donates to Child Care of the Berkshires Inc.

 

 

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