Family and Kid Friendly Educational Activities, Events and Things to Do in the Berkshires, Berkshire County Massachusetts

Berkshire Montessori School to hold spring auction April 5

LENOX DALE – The Montessori School of the Berkshires’ will host its annual Spring Auction to benefit the financial aid fund at the school. The event, “Havana Nights,” will take place at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox on Saturday, April 5,  from 6 to 10 p.m.. The evening will(…)

Berkshire County Head Start is now accepting applications for 2014-15 school year

THE BERKSHIRES — Berkshire County Head Start provides free preschool for eligible 3 and 4 year olds, and registration dates are set for this week: March 11, 1-3 p.m.: Muddy Brook Elementary School, 318 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington. 413-644-0005. March 12, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Becket/Washington Elementary School, 12 Maple St., Becket. 413-623-6489. March 18, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside(…)

The Mount to hold e-publishing workshop for young writers in addition to its annual writing contest

LENOX —To strengthen its ties to the local community and to enhance its educational programming, Edith Wharton’s The Mount has expanded its student writing programs for the 2014 season. In addition to the annual Edith Wharton Writing Competition, which invites fiction and poetry submissions from high school students, The Mount will offer a four-week workshop(…)

Happy Read Across America Day: Tips for raising a reader

It’s Read Across America Day with celebrations throughout the county, and to celebrate Berkshire Family Focus has a few tips courtesy of the National Education Association for raising a reader. Set a good example as a reader — let kids see you reading every day. Get a subscription to an age-appropriate magazine for your child(…)

Steiner School fifth annual Student Science Fair set for Feb. 13

Steiner School fifth annual Student Science Fair set for Feb. 13

GREAT BARRINGTON — Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School invites the community to the fifth annual Student Science Fair and Open House, Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium at 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington. Independent science fair projects, in which students work with a mentor who has expertise in their area(…)

Child Care of the Berkshires is looking to enroll children ages 2 to 3 for Central Berkshire Parent Child Home Program

Child Care of the Berkshires is looking to enroll children ages 2 to 3 for Central Berkshire Parent Child Home Program

  PITTSFIELD — Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc., is seeking families to enroll in this year’s and next year’s Central Berkshire Parent Child Home Program. The mission of Child Care of the Berkshires is to strengthen families through high quality child care, education, support services and advocacy. One way that is accomplished is through(…)

BCC to launch new Kid Academy for the 2014 spring semester

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Community College is launching a new Kid Academy geared toward providing youth with the opportunity to take classes and get a peek at what it’s like to take a course at BCC. The majority of the classes, which primarily take place on Saturdays and will begin later this month and in February,(…)

‘The Lost Generation of Boys’ topic of discussion at Stockbridge Library Sunday

STOCKBRIDGE — This Sunday, Jan. 14,  at 4 p.m., an informative and provocative talk by Dr. Jonathan Aronoff, titled “The Lost Generation of Boys” with Dr. Jonathan Aronoff. Dr. Aronoff is a licensed psychologist, board certified psychoanalyst, and certified personal and executive coach with a private practice in Stockbridge. For the last 10 years Dr. Aronoff(…)

Norman Rockwell Museum to host “Youth, Identity and Media: A Four Freedoms Forum”

 STOCKBRIDGE —Norman Rockwell Museum’s Four Freedoms Forum returns with a look at “Youth, Identity, and the Media” on Thursday, July 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to share their thoughts on how contemporary media is shaping the way young people view themselves and navigate their social and cultural milieu. Featured speakers will(…)

Berkshire County Library Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up

THE BERKSHIRES — According to,  one of the most effective ways to improve reading skills is to read regularly and often. “Kids, teens and adults who read for the joy of it tend to become the best readers,” the site reads. “Families who read together provide the strongest model for future reading, and research(…)

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