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  • Family Child Care | CCB

    Family Child Care What is family child care care? It's a form of child care operated out of a independent educator's home. There is a small group of mixed ages of children ranging from 4 weeks to 12 year 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 ​

  • 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

  • Family Center Calendar | CCB

    CCB Closure Calendar

  • 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) 663-6593 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

  • Volunteer | CCB

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  • Donate | CCB

    Neat Storage Boxes Our Promises... Keeping Our Children Safe Providing Access to All Going Green Playing to Learn THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING CHILD CARE OF THE BERKSHIRES Please fill out this short form and press submit, then click on donate to make your donation using a credit card or PayPal. First Name Last Name Address Email Address Is this donation part of the Window Restoration Challenge? Choose an option arrow&v If this donation is in honor of a person/agency, please put the name here: Leave us a comment: Donation amount: Step 1 Step 2 Submit Thank you for helping us make a difference! Need help? Contact us .

  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 Meet Our Teachers! Holiday Closure Calendar FY20 - NR Enrollment Packet CCB Closure Calendar Parent Handbook NRECC 2020 CONTACT US ​ Tamara Stephens Program Director Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center 88 South Street Pittsfield, MA 01247 ​ (413) 442-0490 tstephens@ccberkshire.org ​

  • Childhood Lead Prevention | CCB

    Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program ​ The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides home-visiting and case-management services to families whose children have high levels of lead poisoning and live in Berkshire, Franklin, or Hampshire County. Our current services are delivered virtually during the pandemic. The program aims to lower elevated lead levels in children under the age of six by offering support to families as they go through the process of mandated retests, and it strives to make environments safe for the young children who live in them. In additional to families, the Community Health Worker works with health care professionals, homeowners, landlords, realtors, and other community stakeholders. ​ ​ Lead poisoning is preventable! Below are tips on keeping you and your family lead-safe! For more information on lead prevention, visit: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/childhood-lead-poisoning-prevention-program CONTACT US ​ Sean Carollo, Director/ Case Manager ​ (413) 663-9242 scarollo@ccberkshire.org ​ ​

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