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Family Resources in the Berkshires, Berkshire County, Massachusetts

North Berkshire early education programs and parenting classes gear up for the new school year

NORTHERN BERKSHIRE — The northern Berkshire Parent-Child Home Program is now enrolling children for the 2014-2015 school year, and the Family Resource Center and the Family Place are gearing up for another Parenting Journey Group kicking off in September. The details:  Parent-Child Home Program The program’s goal is to enhance the skills of children that(…)

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Back-Packed For Success back-to-school events scheduled in North Berkshire County

Back-Packed For Success back-to-school events scheduled in North Berkshire County

NORTH ADAMS — The Family Place is hosting a back-to-school event for kids entering Pre-K through sixth grade at local northern Berkshire elementary schools. Students and their parents can get a free backpack filled with school supplies and meet their school principal. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Gabriel Abbott Elementary School, 56 North(…)

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North Adams, Adams, and Pittsfield host free summer breakfast and lunch programs

THE BERKSHIRES  — Did you know the North Adams and Pittsfield Public Schools and Adams-Cheshire Regional School District offer free breakfast and lunch programs throughout the summer for North Adams and Pittsfield children under the age of 18?  The schedule of locations and times is below: North Adams — Call 413‐776‐1630 for more information. Brayton Elementary School, 20 Barbour St.: Through July 31,  7:45‐8:45 a.m. (breakfast); 11 a.m.‐12:30 p.m.(…)

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Give your kids a constructive summer in the Berkshires

STOCKBRIDGE — South Berkshire Kids will host a free workshop for parents, grandparents, educators, child care professionals etc. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4, at the Community Health Programs’ campus in Stockbridge. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Meagan Ledendecker from the Montessori School of the Berkshires. Ledendecker will be presenting on “Tips(…)

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Lenox Public Schools to host youth marijuana use consequence event with Berkshire United Way

LENOX — Lenox Public Schools will host an event in conjunction with the  Berkshire United Way and the Berkshire Youth Development Project on March 19, at 7 p.m. at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School titled “Youth Chronic Marijuana Use: What’s the Big Deal,” The event will feature Rick Cresta,a clinical social worker and adjunct(…)

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Berkshire County Arc launches youth mentoring program and is seeking volunteers

PITTSFIELD  – Berkshire County Arc has a new Youth Mentoring Program. Volunteer mentors provide guidance and support either one-on-one or in small groups to youth ages 14 to 25. The organization is seeking volunteer mentors over age 18 to participate in the program. Examples of activities in which mentors may participate include recreational activities, such(…)

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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(…)

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The Dalton CRA and partners kick off free READ and RISE program March 3

DALTON — The Dalton Community Recreation Association will host a READ and RISE program on Monday mornings during the month of March, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. READ and RISE is a free program for parents/caregivers to help their children prepare for reading, learning and life. Participants will learn fun strategies to nurture their child’s(…)

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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(…)

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Free ‘Screen Time and Children’ class offered at Northshire Bookstore

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads, video games, television sets — how many hours does your family spend behind a screen? This Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m., the Northshire Bookstore will host an afternoon session where parents can learn about ways to connect with your children and reduce your family’s screen time. The(…)

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