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

“Kick off to Kindergarten” Event

Spoons and Banana Split

The Family Center invites all families who have a child who is attending Kindergarten In the FALL to a special “Kick off to Kindergarten” Event

Ice Cream Social and School Bus Ride! August 24, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Colegrove Park  Elementary School Playground, 24 Church Street, North Adams

Come Celebrate with us! *Make an Ice Cream Sundae*Ride a school bus *Meet and talk with Colegrove Park’s principal *Learn more about what to expect in Kindergarten *Meet new friends and more!

Call The Family Center at 664-4821 to let us know you can attend.

FREE Diaper Distribution

Man Holding Up an Infant

FREE Diaper Distribution. According to whattoexpect.com, babies need approximately 2500 diapers in the first year.  When caregivers use disposable diapers, this costs at least $600 a year.  The Family Center recognizes that diapers are expensive, so we have teamed up with Berkshire Community Diaper Project to help!

If you are in need of diapers, please come to the Family Center at 210 State Street, North Adams, on Friday August 26th from 10:00 to 11:00 to pick up a pack of 10 diapers. No need to register, just stop by.

Baby Box Workshop

Baby Box

Pregnant? You are invited to a Baby Care Workshop. Get a FREE Baby Box (full of baby items valued at over $100)
For women in their last trimester of pregnancy and/or their partner

September 13th 6:00-8:00 pm, Child Care of the Berkshires, 210 State St. North Adams

The Baby Box is a starter kit for the baby’s first year of life. It includes some 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.

Registration is required.  Call the Family Center at 413-664-4821 soon to reserve your spot.
Space is limited.  Priority will be given to 1st time parents.

Baby Boxes are being supplied by Berkshire Baby Box.

The Family Center Summer Book Mobile

A bedtime story

Hancock Elementary School – July 21st  and August 11th from 10-10:30

Linear Park, Williamstown—July 18th and August 8th at 11:45 to 12:15

Clarksburg Elementary School July 19th and Aug. 29th 10-10:30

Greylock Apartments, North Adams – July 19th and August 29th 11-11:30

Monroe Town Hall Parking Lot – July 20th 10-10:30 and Aug. 23th 1-1:30

Gabriel Abbott School in Florida – July 20th 11-11:30 and August 23rd 2-2:30

Cheshire Elementary School – July 27th and Aug. 17th from 10-10:30

CT Plunkett Elementary in Adams – July 18th 10-10:30 and Aug. 18th at 1:00-1:30

Emma L. Miller School in Savoy – July 18th 11-11:30 and Aug. 18th 2:00-2:30

Narragansett Park, Lanesborough– July 27th and August 17th from 11:00 to 11:30

Mohawk Forest Apartments – July 13th and Aug. 17th  2-2:30

Brayton Hill  Apartments – July 13th  and Aug. 17th 1-1:30

 

Each child that comes at these times will be able to select a free book to keep.
For more information call us at 664-4821

 

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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Child Care of the Berkshires now has an Amazon Smile account.  When shopping on Amazon click the link below and 5% of your purchase total will be donated to Child Care of the Berkshires.

Support CCB- Amazon Smile

 

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