Berkshire Children & Families

 

480 West St, Ste 2
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 448-8281
Today: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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Early Childhood Centers - Infants To School Age
Since 1887, when it was incorporated as the Union for Home Work, Berkshire Children and Families has been a stable source of support for our communities, providing early education and care, parenting and family skill-building, and foster care and adoption services. In the early 1900's and during the Great Depression, the agency and its focus evolved in response to society's changing needs. In the 1950's, three agencies; The Association for Family Services, The New England Home for Little Wanderers and the Pittsfield Day Nursery merged to become one agency. In 1974, the name was changed to Berkshire Center for Families and Children. Children's Aid and Family Service of Northampton, MA, (now located in Hadley) founded in 1910, merged with BCF in 2006, creating Berkshire Children and Families, Inc. Throughout its history, BCF has been sensitive and responsive to the needs of children and families. Just as importantly, it has been a leader, showing the way forward with innovative services, effective collaborations, and system development ideas that have made BCF a highly regarded organization locally, regionally and statewide. Funded by a variety of sources; including Berkshire United Way, the United Way of Hampshire County, Northern Berkshire United Way, the Williamstown Community Chest, state agencies and hundreds of private and corporate donors...BCF's programs are locally-based initiatives developed to meet community needs. Berkshire Children and Families offers educational childcare for preschool children in four Pittsfield locations. Preschool Programs for Ages Birth Through 5 years 9 months. - Full day educational programs, offered year-round - Individually tailored education - Extensive, language-rich learning experiences - Screenings for vision, dental, hearing and overall development - Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided - Sliding scale fees with funding support available - Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Parenting Programs Berkshire Children and Families provides a wide range of parenting programs in Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin counties. Redfield House Services for Young Parents Established in Pittsfield in 1991, Redfield House and its associated outreach programs provide single parents (teens to age 25) the chance to obtain the parenting skills they need to nurture their children, together with education and life skills to live independently. Redfield House is the only residential supportive living program for young parents in Berkshire County. McInerney Parenting Services McInerney Parenting Services provide parent education and support groups in many locations throughout Berkshire County to strengthen parenting skills and create peer support among families. Groups include: - Active Parenting Classes - The Father's and Family Network meets at Redfield from 12-2pm on the third Wednesday of the month - Game Night is held at Redfield on the first Friday of the month - Grandparents Raising Aligned with its belief that every child deserves a "forever home," Berkshire Children and Families provides comprehensive adoption and foster care programs, including a multi-generational living community called Treehouse. Adoption & Foster Care Programs - Healing Homes intensive foster care - Adoption Services - Treehouse at Easthampton Meadow Call us today and ask how we can help!
Mon 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Tue 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wed 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thu 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Fri 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Products and Services

Academic Preparation
Activity-Based Learning
Adoptions
After School Programs
Age-Appropriate Activities
American Sign Language
Assessments
Before School Programs
Camera Surveillance
Certified Kindergarten Programs
Certified Teachers
Character Development
Child Care
Child Counseling
Counseling
Degreed Teachers
Early Childhood Education
Extended Care
Family Counseling
Family Discounts
Field Trips
Financial Aid
Foster Care
Full-Time Schedules
Hands-On Learning
Home Child Care
Homework Supervision
Individual Development Plans
Individualized Instruction

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