The Campaign for
Child Care of the Berkshires

to Keep

"I promise every dollar
we invest contributes
to bright futures for
local families."

As chairman of Child Care of the Berkshires (CCB) Promises to Keep Campaign, I invite you to learn more about this extraordinary organization that serves Northern Berkshire County's children and families, and see the need for this $1 million building fund.
This capital campaign is important to all of us who are devoted to the well-being and stability of our local parents and their young children.

Under Anne Nemetz-Carlson's inspired leadership and the dedication of a caring staff, an investment in CCB is truly an investment in our community.

John C. Craig
Promises to Keep Campaign Chair and
Chair of CCB's Board of Directors, 2001-2010

When CCB began
nearly 45 years ago, it
was a small child
care center

serving 24 low-income children. Since that time, we have become a comprehensive “family center” for Berkshire County. Our focus on both children and their parents has made CCB a “hub” for family resources and assistance.

The Haskins Facility, the focus of our Promises to Keep Campaign, is the heart of CCB, housing the Monument Square Early Childhood and School-Age Center, the family support programs and administrative offices.

Owned by the city of North Adams, this 1920’s building needs crucial improvements. Prompted by a new 25-year lease from the City, the Promises to Keep Campaign will ensure that high quality affordable child care and services for working families will be here for years to come.

Our Promise -
Playing to Learn

  • Create new and expanded classrooms for school-age children
  • Refinish the gymnasium floor
  • Paint critical classroom interiors
  • Replace classroom carpeting and floor tiles
  • Install air conditioning
  • Create natural elements in the outdoor classrooms
  • Purchase climbers for preschool and toddlers

Our Promise -
Keeping our Children Safe

  • Install a state-of-the-art security system
  • Upgrade the fire alarm system
  • Add a fire suppression system
  • Replace classroom and hallway doors with locking mechanisms and upper and lower glass windows
  • Repair the roof
  • Re-point the exterior brick walls and chimney
  • Upgrade the outdoor lighting
  • Install bollards for safety
  • Replace sections of the chain link fence for improved security
  • Improve phone access throughout the facility

Our Promise -
Providing Access to All

  • Create a welcoming front entrance
  • Add an elevator to access all floors
  • Create additional accessible bathrooms
  • Stripe the parking lot, adding designated parking areas