History

A brief history of Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc.
… beginning as the Northern Berkshire Child Care Committee in 1969

1969
The agency – Northern Berkshire Child Care Committee – is incorporated.

1972
NBCCC signs its first contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for child care services.

1979
The Monument Square Preschool Center and FCC move to the Haskins Elementary School.

1980
The Magic Seasons Center opens on the North Adams State College Campus

1981
The Norman Rockwell Center opens on Berkshire Community College Campus.

1982
NBCCC changes its name to Child Care of the Berkshires, to better reflect its county-wide programming.

1983
The South Berkshire Early Childhood Center opens in the Plain School, Stockbridge.

1984
The Children’s Center opens on the Williams College campus for infants and toddlers.

1985
CCB contracts with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to operate Voucher Management Program.

1987
CCB contracts with the Commonwealth to operate the Resources for Child Care Program.

CCB contracts with the Commonwealth to operate the Young Parent Program, a specialized child care program for teen parents.

1989
CCB contracts to operate the Pregnant and Parenting Adolescent Support (PASS) Program, its first family support program.

1991
CCB merges the operation of the Voucher Management Program with Resources for Child Care Program.

1993
CCB contracts with the Commonwealth to operate two new programs, the Parenting Partnership Program and the Northern Berkshire Community Partnership Program.

1994
CCB contracts to operate the Tobacco Education Program with new anti-smoking monies from the Commonwealth.
RCC holds it first early childhood education conference at the Berkshire Community College.

1995
The Norman Rockwell Center and SBECC become the first CCB child care programs accredited by NAEYC.

1996
The Magic Seasons Center and the Children’s Center are accredited by NAEYC.

CCB sponsors it first Community Baby Shower for all expectant mothers at the Mall.

CCB contracts to operate the Healthy Families Newborn Home Visiting Program, to serve all teen parents in Berkshire County.

1998
CCB contracts to operate the Lead Poisoning Prevention and Education through a contract with the Department of Public Health.

The Monument Square Center is accredited by NAEYC

RCC, Family Child Care and the Healthy Families relocate to one building in downtown Pittsfield.

1999
CCB contracts to operate the NB Family Net Program that provides activities and parent education for families with children under the age of three.

2000
CCB is awarded the Parenting Journey contract.

2001
CCB contracts to operate the Parent-Child Home Program, an early literacy home visiting program.

CCB contracts to operate the Tobacco Free Advocacy Network (TFAN).

The Magic Seasons Center moves to an independent site.

2002
CCB contracts to operate the Meld Family Support Program for Healthy Families’ participants.

All the child care centers and family child care providers implement the ECERS.

2003
CCB operates the Family Development Credential Training Program with 12 staff members earning the credential from Tufts

2004
Family Net’s services expand to include programming for the Family Resource Center, expanding its services to families with children under the age of six years.

CCB expands the Parent-Child Home Program to include early literacy activities to family child care providers.

2006
The SBECC Center moves to the new buillding in Muddy Brook School in Great Barrington.

The universal access ramp is completed for the Haskins Community Center, funded with a grant from the Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation.

Moved Magic Seasons School Age Program to Brayton Elementary School.