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  • Family Center Calendar | CCB

    Haga clic aquí para volantes en español CCB Closure Calendar

  • 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 Amy Hall Amy Hall is the President and CEO. She has been with CCB for over 24 years, with previous experience as the Program Manager of Family Support Programs, and as the Program Director of the Family Center and Healthy Families Programs. 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. 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. Jana Kumar Jana Kumar is the Human Resources Director at Child Care of the Berkshires, joining CCB in May 2022. Jana graduated from the University of Connecticut with dual degrees in Risk and Insurance and Resource Economics, focusing on Human Resources. Her two previous roles were providing human resources management (recruiting, hiring, and coordinating benefits) at farms in Pittsfield and Edgartown, MA. Her other positions include previous roles in a wide variety of fields including working as a licensed skincare expert at spas in NY and MA, and sales roles in the technology and retail industries. She was raised in Massachusetts and is an only child. Her mother is originally from Marthas Vineyard and comments that Jana always wanted a book, not a toy. She recently adopted a stray cat named Harley. Janas favorite book is Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish. 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. Karen Rowe Karen Rowe is the Program Manager of Family Support Programs. Previously, she coordinated Northern Berkshire ParentChild+ Program for 6 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. Karen’s favorite children’s book is One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey. 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. Tammy Hoag Tammy Hoag is the Program Director of Child Care Support Services and Family Child Care, 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. Johna Lemoine Johna Lemoine is the Program Director of the ParentChild+ Program in Central Berkshire County. She has been with CCB since 2015. Johna has a BA in Human Services with a focus on children and families. Her previous experience includes running a home child care, Site Director of YMCA, and Working with DCF families through a Parenting Partner program. Johna’s favorite children’s book is Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman 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 Program 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. Christen Romanick Christen Romanick is the Program Director of the Northern Berkshire ParentChild+ Program and ParentChild+ for Family Child Care. She has worked at CCB since 2017, and her passion is for partnering with caregivers to help children thrive. Christen loves collaborating with parents, child care providers, and her amazing team of Early Learning Specialists to develop experiences that help children learn and gain new skills while having fun with the adults they love most. She has a BA from Williams College and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. ​ Christen’s favorite children’s book is Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. 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.

  • About Us | CCB

    Welcome to Child Care of the Berkshires Amy Hall, MSW President/CEO Welcome to CCB: Child Care of the Berkshires mission is to strengthen families through high quality child care, education, support services and advocacy. We partner with families to support childrens growth and healthy development. Our dedicated staff care for children and support parents in their role as their childs first teacher. We believe that children learn and grow through play; our classrooms are set up to encourage childrens development and our play based curriculum encourage continued social emotional growth. We are glad you are visiting our website and we would love to hear from you. Please reach out to us to schedule an appointment to visit our child care centers or homes or to participate in our Family Center or home visiting programs. We look forward to partnering with you and your family. Amy Hall, MSW President and CEO

  • Job Opportunities | CCB

    To view and apply for a current job position, please click HERE Employment Application Child Care of the Berkshires is seeking nurturing , kind , patient, and reliable Early Educators to join our amazing team of professionals. Full and Part Time Positions Available - Must Be 18 Years Old - Willing to Train Click above for all current postings or email/mail a completed application to the addressed below. Please call or email for more details. CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES ​ Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc. P.O. Box 172, 210 State Street North Adams, MA 01247 ​ (413) 663-6593 ​ In accordance with federal civil rights law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. ​ Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. ​ To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: , from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to the USDA by: ​ 1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or ​ 2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or ​ 3. Email ​ This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

  • History | CCB

    Our History The CCB Story T he Northern Berkshire Child Care Committee (NBCCC) was organized in 1969 by a group of concerned and committed women to address the need for day care in Northern Berkshire County. Its first and temporary home was located in a church on the Monument Square in North Adams; it took 10 years for the NBCCC to relocate to a new home in the Haskins Elementary School. During these early years, its programming expanded to include a network of family child care providers for in-home care funded with a patch work of sources, including the Northern Berkshire United Way, a contract with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and donations from churches and private citizens. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ The agency changed its name to Child Care of the Berkshires in 1982 to better reflect its expanding geographic growth to Pittsfield, Stockbridge and Great Barrington. New child care centers began to emerge – the Norman Rockwell Center on the campus of Berkshire Community College, the Main Street Center in Williamstown and the Redfield Infant Toddler Center in Pitt sfield. In 1986 the agency purchased its first computer. CCB has grown significantly in the last 30 years. It has organized its administrative structure into two main service components: child care and family support headed by two program managers. The family support services include parenting support for first-time adolescent parents, an early literacy home-visiting program, an active and unique family center, and a childhood lead poisoning prevention and support program. In the child care division, some of the centers have been relocated to new sites; some have closed, and others have expanded their capacity. CCB has embraced NAEYC accreditation as a measure of high quality programming that includes a literacy-based curriculum, hands-on activities and a focus on STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. The agency is committed to high quality environments that enhance a child’s comfort and safety, promote independence, and learning and social-emotional skills. CCB values parents as the child’s first teacher and the most influential person in a child’s development. T hroughout all programming, there is an emphasis on active and respectful parent engagement and a focus on parents’ strengths rather than deficits. Our passion and dedication remains as reflected in our mission statement: The mission of Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc. is to strengthen families through high quality child care, education, support services and advocacy. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

  • Magic Seasons | CCB

    Magic Seasons School Age Program NOW OPEN! ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ If you are interested in preschool or school age care, please call the Monument Square office (664-4657) or the Family Child Care Office (664-3256) for latest information or click HERE to submit a waitlist application. ​ ​ Our school-age center provides before and after school care as well as full-time care during school vacations and snow days. The site is licensed for 20 children. Our activities are planned to engage the minds and bodies of older children. At Magic Seasons Center your children will get a positive learning and educational experience every day that they are with us. ​ We are located at 46 Howland Avenue, Adams, MA 01220 and on the bus route of the Adams Cheshire School District and follow their school calendar. ​ ​ CONTACT US ​ Kelly Phillips Program Director Magic Seasons School Age Center ​ Main Office (413) 664-4657 FAX (413) 664-4307 Magic Seasons Center (413) 743-2905 ​ ​ Holiday Closure Calendar Enrollment Packet CCB Closure Calendar Parent Handbook Food Packet Income Food Packet Enrollment

  • Pay My Bill | CCB

    Pay My Bill Your child care tuition account, invoices, and tax statements can be accessed through MyProcare . Click the button below to log in using the email address you provided to your program during enrollment. Automated Payment Processing Your program also supports automated payment processing by withdrawing your weekly tuition fee from your bank account every Monday (or the first business day of the week). To enroll, please print and complete the form below and submit it to your program. Automated Payment Processing Enrollment Form If you require assistance using the parent portal or have questions about the automated payment program, please contact Sarah Lipinski at . For billing questions, please call our Administrative Office: (413) 663-6593

  • Family Child Care | CCB

    Family Child Care What is family child care? ​ It's a form of child care operated out of an independent educator's home. ​ There is a small group of mixed ages of children ranging from 4 weeks to 12 years in a smaller, nurturing setting . The educator is licensed by the MA Department of Early Education and Care. Family day care placements are available with our wonderful educators throughout the Central and Northern Berkshires, from Pittsfield to Williamstown. ​ What is great about Family Child Care? ​ A small group setting Siblings can spend the day together More flexibility in meeting an individual child's needs A learning environment filled with toys, books and educational materials to promote hands-on learning Nutritious meals and snacks prepared by the educator Educators receive support and coaching from a CCB Educational Specialist. ​ ​ Contact ​​ Tammy Hoag Family Child Care Director Child Care of the Berkshires Phone: (413) 663-6593 x 124 ​

  • News & Events | CCB

    Check us out on Facebook! For Press and Media Inquiries, Please email Click Here for our FY20 - FY21 Annual Report Our News! 1/17/2022 - By Larry Parnass, The Berkshire Eagle Finding child care in the Berkshires went from hard to horrible since the pandemic. We look at the reasons behind the child care staffing crisis 10/26/2021 - Northern Berkshire United Way, YouTube NBUW Caring for Community 10/19/2021 - By Nancy Eve Cohen, New England Public Media Hiring crisis in child care: 'We're stuck in a market that's broken' 10/2021 - Wild Oats Market Wild Oats - Our October Round Up Donation 9/23/2021 - Berkshire United Way, YouTube Healthy Families | Child Care of the Berkshires 4/13/2021 - By Brittany Polito, IBerkshires Bloom Brothers Pays $375K in Taxes to Pittsfield, Makes Charitable Donations 7/2/2020, STO Building Group STRENGTHENING FAMILIES IN MASSACHUSETTS 6/25/2020, By Stephen Dravis, IBerkshires Child Care Leader Recognized by State Women's Commission 3/1/2020 - By Rebecca Dravis, IBerkshires Child Care of the Berkshires Celebrates 50 Years View More 7/20/2022 - Berkshire Child Care Leader Retiring After 39 Years Staff Enrichment & Development @ Mass MoCA Staff Enrichment & Development @ Mass MoCA Staff Enrichment & Development @ Mass MoCA

  • View More | CCB

    More News! 12/9/2019 - By Tammy Daniels, IBerkshires Child Care of the Berkshires Ready for Next Renovation Step 3/7/2019 - IBerkshires North Adams Awarded Grant to Expand Pre-Kindergarten 4/6/2018 - By Andy McKeever, IBerkshires 'Step Up' Event Raises Awareness of Child Abuse in Berkshires 6/10/2017 - By Tammy Daniels, IBerkshires Child Care of Berkshires Plans $1.75M Renovation of Haskins School 3/31/2017 - The Leominster Champion Leominster schools to benefit from $250K state grant 2/2017 - ParentChild+ PCHP’s Child Care of the Berkshires Site in MA Awarded $250,000 Grant 2/13/2016 - By Adam Shanks, The Berkshire Eagle Child Care of Berkshires signs 25-year lease of former North Adams school 3/26/2015 - By Gillian Jones, The Berkshire Eagle on YouTube Child Care of the Berkshires sponsors Ooey Gooey night at the Adams Youth Center For Press and Media Inquiries, Please email

  • Monument Square | CCB

    We Are Monument Square Monument Square Early Childhood and School-Age Center The Monument Square Center is a family-oriented child care center, offering a welcoming, nurturing, developmentally appropriate educational environment that focuses on enhancing a child's growth and development. We care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children in seven separate classrooms. ​ We believe all children deserve to have access to an early childhood education program with caring and inviting teachers. Come explore our center today to see if it’s a good fit for you and your family! ​ We provide: ​ Experienced and nurturing educators Wonderfully equipped classrooms and educational toys Year round field trips into the community Nutritious meals - breakfast, lunch and snacks Large, open outdoor play spaces that are natural classrooms Parent involvement opportunities ​ ​ ​ The Monument S quare Earl y Childhood Center has been NAEYC Accredited since 1998 ​ We provide: ​ Experienced and nurturing educators Wonderfully equipped classrooms and educational toys Year round field trips into the community Nutritious meals - breakfast, lunch and snacks Large, open outdoor play spaces that are natural classrooms Parent involvement opportunities CONTACT US ​ Kelly Phillips, B.A. Program Director Monument Square Early Childhood Center 210 State Street North Adams, MA 01247 ​ (413) 664-4657 FAX (413) 664-4307 ​ ​ FY21 Enrollment Packet Parent Handbook FY21 CCB Closure Calendar Holiday Closure Calendar Food Packet Enrollment Food Packet Income

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