Family Resources

Family Resources in the Berkshires, Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Lee Library to host another ‘Every Child Ready to Read’ series beginning Nov. 18

LEE — Due to continued popular demand and additional grant funding the Lee Library is offering another five-week series of “Every Child Ready to Read @ Lee Library. The program will run Thursdays, Nov. 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. The five-week series for families with young children features(…)

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UCP of Berkshire County offers fall programming for families

PITTSFIELD and NORTH ADAMS – United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County is offering free workshops to all families or persons interested in learning more about Emergency Preparedness, Individual Education Plan (IEP) for children with disabilities and 504 Plan information. These workshops are in conjunction with Family TIES of Massachusetts and the Federation of Children with(…)

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4th Annual Berkshire “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” set for Thursday, Sept. 18

PITTSFIELD — At tomorrow”s, Sept. 18, Third Thursday event hundreds of men, women, and children will step off the curb at the corner of North Street and Park Square in Pittsfield to walk a one mile loop in women’s shoes, beginning at 6 p.m. The event will be Berkshire County’s fourth annual “Walk a Mile(…)

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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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