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  • ParentChild+ | CCB

    To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. Welcome to ParentChild+ ​ ParentChild+ is a free, fun program that provides families with an assortment of free, high quality educational books and toys! Twice a week, Early Learning Specialists visit participants’ homes for 30 minutes, to read and play with caregivers and their children ages 18 months – 3 years old. Our Learning Specialist bring lots of ideas and activities to help children learn and be ready for school! All families in Northern and Central Berkshire County are eligible for the program. ​ ParentChild+ continues during COVID 19, with virtual visits and book and toy drop-offs. We currently still have openings call today. ​ If you’re looking for a fun way to help your child learn through play... ​ Check us out on Facebook! Meet our Staff and Contacts ​ Northern Berkshire ParentChild+ For more information contact: ​ Karen Rowe Program Director (413) 663-4871 (call or text) krowe@ccberkshire.org . ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Central Berkshire ParentChild+ For more information contact: ​ Erin Morris Program Director (413) 672-2577 (call or text) emorris@ccberkshire.org . ​

  • The Family Center | CCB

    Welcome to the Family Center! The Family Center is the place for ALL families with young children to come together. We outreach and support families in the 11 towns of Northern Berkshire County. ​ Our programs continue and are operating virtually. Please call us for clothing exchange, diapers, or baby boxes. Parent Education We offer single session parenting workshops and longer weekly parent education classes. Topics include positive discipline, child development and self care for parents. Playg roups Playgroups are a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and children, to help your child learn social skills and learn more about child development. Clothing Exchange The FREE Children's Clothing exchange is a room full of lightly used clothing. It includes newborn to size 12 clothing and children's shoes and books. Parent can come to shop and/or can donate clothing their children have outgrown. ​ Please click link to register for appointment. Community Resources Our friendly staff can help you get connected to the local resources to meet your family's individual needs. We provide warm hand-offs or simple phone numbers. Call us at 664-4821. ParentChild+ ParentChild+ offers individual coaching and support to assist parents in building their child's vocabulary and other pre-reading skills. Our program is free and the books and toys are gifts to support you as your child's first teacher so you can help your child prepare for school and for life. Family Fun Events The Family Center plans large and small events for families with young children throughout the year. Some of our most well known events include Touch a Truck and Ooey Gooey Night. Check out our Facebook page! Join our Facebook group! CONTACT US ​ Bethany Prince-Malloy Assistant Coordinator The Family Center ​ (413) 664-4821 bprince@ccberkshire.org ​ Family Center Calendar Holiday Closure Calendar The Family Center is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and by the Children’s Trust, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Williamstown Community Chest and the Northern Berkshire United Way.

  • Family Center Calendar | CCB

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  • Home | CCB

    Welcome to Child Care of the Berkshires Child Care of the Berkshires operates three licensed child care centers and a system of licensed family child care providers located throughout Berkshire County. Learn More Family Support Child Care of the Berkshires offers a variety of essential family support programs that include home visits, play groups, parent education, and information and referrals to needed resources in the community. Learn More Child Care

  • Meet Our Staff | CCB

    Our Administrative Team Anne Nemetz-Carlson Anne Nemetz-Carlson is the President/ CEO, a role in which she has been since 1983. She oversees all aspects of Child Care of the Berkshires which include leadership, high quality programming, fundraising, fiscal responsibility and oversight, and community collaboration. Anne has a MA in Early Childhood Administration and a BA in American Studies. She serves as the Treasurer of the MA Association of Day Care Agencies (MADCA), a statewide organization that advocates for high quality early childhood education. ​ Anne's favorite children's book is SHOES by Elizabeth Winthrop. ​ Heather LaBonte Heather LaBonte is the Director of Human Resources. She joined Child Care of the Berkshires in 2011 and supports the recruitment and retention of our superior staff as well as managing all other aspects of the HR Department. Heather holds a MS in Organizations and Management and a BA in Psychology. Heather’s favorite children’s book is Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton. Sharon Pessolano Sharon Pessolano has been with Child Care of the Berkshires since 1987. One of her early roles was as a Billing Specialist; she was promoted to the role of Finance Director in 2005. Sharon has extensive experience in accounting and financial oversight gained from her more than 30 years of experience with CCB. She serves on the Senior Management Team and manages all administrative and financial aspects of CCB. Sharon’s favorite children’s book is Hansel and Gretel , a Grimms fairy tale. Program Managers Tamara Stephens Tamara Stephens is the Program Manager of the Child Care Services and oversees all aspects of the child care system: enrollment, licensing, curriculum, quality improvements, and policy and protocols. Tamara has experience as a former kindergarten teacher in Indiana. Tamara has a MA in Education and a BS in Education with a kindergarten endorsement. Tamara’s favorite children’s book is I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. Amy Hall Amy Hall is the Program Manager of Family Support Programs and oversees the Family Center, the Healthy Families Program and the Parenting Partnership Program. She is a veteran of 20 years with CCB, with previous experience as a Program Director of the Healthy Families Program, Tobacco Education Program, and the Family Center. Amy has a MSW and a BA in Psychology and a Certificate of Non-profit Management. Amy’s favorite childhood book is Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman. Program Directors Kelly Phillips Kelly Phillips is the Program Director at Monument Square and Magic Seasons Early Childhood and School-Age Centers. She has worked at the Monument Square Center for 24 years beginning as an infant and toddler teacher and later the assistant director. Kelly has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on children and families, and an AA in Early Childhood Education. Kelly's favorite children's book is Good Families Don't by Robert Munsch. Janelle Carlson Janelle Carlson is the Program Director at the Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center. She has a MS in Human Development and Family Studies and a BS in Early Childhood Education. She brings to this new role four years of preschool teaching experience. Janelle's favorite children's book is Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud Tammy Hoag Tammy Hoag is the Program Director of Child Care Support Services, overseeing a staff of specialists to assist high risk children to have a positive early learning experience in CCB's child care programs. Tammy has worked for CCB for over 30 years as an infant teacher, as an education and nutrition specialist for the Family Child Care System and as a child development specialist. She has a BA in Sociology and an AA in Human Services. Tammy’s favorite children’s book is Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. Shanna Curley-Graham Shanna Curley-Graham is the Program Director of the Family Child Care System. She returned to Child Care of the Berkshires in 2017, bringing her many years of experience as a family child care provider affiliated with the CCB System. Shanna has a BS in Psychology and an AA in Liberal Arts. ​ Shanna's favorite children's book is Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. Becky Krysiak Becky Krysiak is the Program Director of the Healthy Families Program, a role she has held for 18 years. She has been with CCB for a total of 23 years working in a variety of roles that include a health educator with the Tobacco Education Program and the Childhood Lead Prevention Program. Becky has a MS in Community Health Education and a BS in Biology. Becky’s favorite children’s book is Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Bethany Prince-Malloy Bethany Prince-Malloy is the Assistant Director of the Northern Berkshire Family Center and coordinates the various components key to a quality family support center. She has worked for the Family Center for the past eight years as the Family Support Specialist. Bethany has a BS in Social Work and specialized training in crisis hotline work. Bethany’s favorite children’s book is The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Karen Rowe Karen Rowe is the Program Director of the Northern Berkshire ParentChild+ Program, a role that she has held for three years. Her previous experience includes serving as a Coordinator of a Community Health Education grant. Karen has a MSW and a BS in Business Administration. She is a certified Health and Wellness Coach. Karen’s favorite children’s book is One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey. Erin Morris Erin Morris is the Program Director of the ParentChild+ Program in Central Berkshire County. She has been with CCB since 2013. Erin has a BS in Early Childhood Education. Her previous experience includes serving as the Education Director for a local museum and directing a child care center. Erin has MANY favorite children’s books including Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes and Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty. Sean Carollo Sean Carollo is the Program Director and Case Manager of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, graduating Cum Laude from Williams College with a BA in History and English. He brings with him diverse knowledge from a variety of sectors, including Hospitality and Arts and Culture. ​ Sean’s favorite children’s book is I-Know-Not-What, I-Know-Not-Where by Eric Kimmel.

  • Norman Rockwell | CCB

    Welcome to Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center The Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center provides high quality early education and care for toddlers and preschoolers in two separate classrooms, serving families in the Pittsfield community and surrounding areas. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ In operation since 1981, we are conveniently located in downtown Pittsfield at 88 South Street on the lower level of the First Baptist Church. Our downtown site enables the teachers and children to go on walking field trips around the Common, to the Berkshire Museum, and the Athenaeum . Preschool Toddlers CONTACT US ​ Nicole Haas Program Director Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center 88 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01247 ​ (413) 442-0490 nhaas@ccberkshire.org ​ FY20 - NR Enrollment Packet CCB Closure Calendar Holiday Closure Calendar Parent Handbook NRECC 2020

  • Central Berkshire Locations | CCB

    Central Berkshire Locations Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center Pittsfield, MA Call (413) 442-0490 Toddler and Preschool classrooms Family Child Care Central Berkshire Office Central County Call (413) 443-0676 Infant through School Age care Healthy Families Central Berkshire Office Central County Call (413) 445-4324 First time parents, under age 26, beginning at pregnancy. ParentChild+ Central Berkshire Office Central County (413) 443-0676 ext. 46 Early Literacy/School Readiness

  • Family Support | CCB

    Our Family Support Programs Child Care of the Berkshires offers a variety of family support programs, providing a range of services including: home visiting, support groups, playgroups, parent education, fun family engagement events, information and referrals. The Family Center The Family Center believes that parents are the child’s first teacher and that play is how children learn. Our groups and events focus on supporting families with children birth through age 8. Parent Child + ParentChild+ is an early literacy program that offers FREE books and toys to help parents support their children's learning. It serves families with children ages 18 months to 3 years. Healthy Families Healthy Families provides support and key parenting information through home visiting for first-time young parents, age 25 and under. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides home visiting and case-management services to families whose children have high levels of lead poisoning.

  • Northern Berkshire Locations | CCB

    Northern Berkshire Locations Monument Square Early Childhood & School Age North Adams, MA Call (413) 664-4657 Infant through School Age classrooms Family Child Care Northern Berkshire Office North County Call (413) 664-3256 Infant through School Age care Magic Seasons Before & After School Care Adams, MA Main Office (413) 664-4657 School Age classrooms (413) 743-2905 The Family Center Families with Young Children North Adams, MA Call (413) 664-4821 Resources and activities Healthy Families North County Call (413) 445-4324 First time parents, under age 26 , beginning at pregnancy. Childhood Lead Call (413) 664-3256 Works to prevent lead poisoning in children under the age of six. ​ Administrative Office North Adams, MA Call (413) 663-6593 Human resources, accounting and management ParentChild+ North County Call (413) 664-4821 Early Literacy/School Readiness Parenting Partnership North Adams, MA Call (413) 664-4725 Support and resources for parents.

  • Child Care | CCB

    Child Care Programs Child Care of the Berkshires operates three licensed child care centers as well as a system of family child care providers. Monument Square Early Childhood and School Age Center North Adams Caring for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center Pittsfield Caring for children ages 18 months to 6 years Magic Seasons School Age Center Adams Caring for children ages 5 to 12 F amily Child Care Berkshire County Caring for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years Currently Closed Massachusetts Child Care Financial Assistance FAQs Click here for the Financial Assistance Wait list Registration These links are for the State of Massachusetts child care financial assistance program. Child Care of the Berkshires accepts enrollment applications throughout the year based on space and funding availability. Contact our offices now for current openings. Licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Accredited by the National Education for Young Children (NAEYC)