Child Care/Day Care Centers In & Around the Berkshires/Berkshire County MA

preschool child playing with toy cars

BY STUART MILES

* To be listed in our Child Care Resource Directory send information including name, contact information, website if any and a brief paragraph that describes your child or day care center to info@berkshirefamilyfocus.com.

North Berkshire

ABC School Age Enrichment at Lanesborough
188 Summer St., Lanesborough
413-443-0027

ABC School Age Enrichment at Lanesboro is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (School Age Child Care in LANESBORO MA. It has maximum capacity of 26 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

BCHS Johnson Headstart
21 Williams St., North Adams
413-664-4829

BCHS Johnson Headstart is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (Group Child Care) in NORTH ADAMS MA. It has maximum capacity of 95 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

Kiddyland Child Center
117 Grove St., Adams
413-743-7902

Kiddyland Child Center is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (Group Child Care) in Adams. It has maximum capacity of 29 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

Magic Seasons School-Age Program
46 Howland Ave., Adams
413-743-2905

210 State Street, North Adams
413-664-4657, ext. 22

Magic Seasons Early Childhood Center School-Age Program is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (School Age Child Care in Adams. It has maximum capacity of 21 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

Monument Square Early Childhood Center
210 State Street, North Adams
413-664-4657 or kphillips@ccberkshire.org

The mission of Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc. is to strengthen families through high quality child care, education, support services and advocacy.Among our varied offerings are full-day child care services, early literacy initiatives, parent support groups, and community collaboration efforts.

Northern Berkshire YMCA Child Care
22 Brickyard Court, North Adams
413-663-6529 or http://ymcanb.org/programs/child-care/

The YMCA offers quality child care programs for children ages two years nine months to eighth grade.  As a part of these programs, staff will teach the YMCA four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.

Williams College Children’s Center
44 Whitman St., Williamstown
(413) 597-4008

Williams College Children’s Center is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (Group Child Care) in WILLIAMSTOWN MA. It has maximum capacity of 81 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

Williamstown Community School-Age Program
115 Church St., Williamstown
413-884-2697

We believe in offering a rich, developmentally appropriate learning environment that focuses on child-centered, child-directed activities. The WCP staff seeks to create opportunities for children to experience, explore, and gain an understanding of the world and the people around them. We encourage children to develop cooperative social skills by setting appropriate limits, by offering positive choices, and by helping children develop problem-solving skills. We promote a sense of self-worth in children by providing an atmosphere of trust and respect with regard to the children’s feelings, skills, choices, similarities, and differences. We are dedicated to working closely with families to meet the needs of their children.

Central Berkshire

ABCs and 123s Early Childhood Learning Center, Inc.
505 East St., Pittsfield

ABC’s & 123’s Early Childhood Learning Center, Inc. is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (Group Child Care) in Pittsfield. It has maximum capacity of 45 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

Allendale Before & After Program
180 Connecticut Ave., Pittsfield
413-499-7650, ext. 37

Allendale Before & After Program is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (School Age Child Care )in Pittsfield. It has maximum capacity of 39 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

Bear Care
1080 South St., Dalton
413-684-4202

Berkshire Children and Families
480 West St., Pittsfield
413-448-8281

Berkshire Children and Families is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (Group Child Care) in Pittsfield. It has maximum capacity of 58 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

Berkshire Children and Families — Redfield House
48 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield
413-445-4136

Berkshire Children and Families – Redfield House is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (Group Child Care) in Pittsfield. It has maximum capacity of 16 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

Family Child Care
152 North St, #350, Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-0676 or ccberkshire.org 

Kidzone Child Care and Educational Center
10 Lyman Street, Pittsfield MA 01201-5466.
413-448-2366 or facebook.com

Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center
Onsite Berkshire Community College
West St., Pittsfield

Washington Head Start at Washington Town Offices
8 Summit Hill Road, Washington
413-623-6489

B.C.H.S. Washington Head Start At Washington Town Offices is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (Group Child Care) in WASHINGTON MA. It has maximum capacity of 20 children.

South Berkshire

Action Adventure After School at Muddy Brook
318 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington
(413) 644-2350

Action Adventure After School at Muddy Brook is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (School Age Child Care in Great Barrington. It has maximum capacity of 20 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

After School Adventures at Farmington River
Otis
413-269-4466

After School Adventures at Farmington River is a Large Group and School Age Child Care in Otis. It has maximum capacity of 26 children.

Kids Korner
Route 102, Lee
413-243-1573

Lee Youth Association K-6 After School Program
310 Greylock St., Lee
413-464-2856

Lee Youth Association- K thru 6 After School Program is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (School Age Child Care in LEE MA. It has maximum capacity of 51 children. The provider may also participate in the subsidized child care program.

Lenox Children’s Center
9 Old Center St., Lenox
413-637-0321

The Lenox Children Center (LCC) provides quality childcare for the children aged one month through 9.6 years of age, focusing on all areas of development, social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language. The development of the whole child is our goal.

Monument Valley Homework Center
313 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington
413-644-2300

Monument Valley Homework Center is a Large Group and School Age Child Care (School Age Child Care in Great Barrington. It has maximum capacity of 20 children.

Southern Berkshire Child Care Program
413-229-3398 or  www.sbrsd.org or childcare@tek2000.net 

Southern Berkshire Child Care Program is a non-profit organization providing quality early education and care for infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District and surrounding communities. We support the notion that young children have a natural desire to learn. While fostering the uniqueness of each individual, the program promotes the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth of children. Our nurturing educators are dedicated to the children and to helping them attain their full potential through stimulating programs in a comfortable, learning environment.

Southern Berkshire Early Childhood Center
318 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington
413-528-7959

We strive to offer children a variety of learning opportunities through planned daily activities, positive social interactions and caregiving routines. We create a nurturing and safe environment located in a new school, in a generous classroom with plenty of natural sunlight. Children can develop cognitively as well as social and emotionally. We believe in the value of play and build a curriculum around it. Children spend the day in our spacious classroom or our early childhood play yard that we share with the other early childhood programs. We also go on walks around the beautiful grounds surrounding the new school. The South Berkshire Early Childhood Center has been in operation since 1983.

Undermountain Child Care
413-229-3010

Massachusetts Child Care Resources

Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services
State agency that monitors and licenses child care programs, reports of founded complaints against a provider and receives complaints; handles all aspects of  child care services in Massachusetts 
617-626-2000; 800-345-0131 or qualitychildcare.org

Resources for Child Care 
Serving Berkshire County 
413-443-7830

Child Care Food Programs 
Provides training education and support services related to good nutrition for children; provides cash reimbursement for meals and snacks served to children when attending licensed or informal family child care 
781-388-6494  or doe.mass.edu/cnp

Child Care Resource and Referral Network
Information on child care including how to choose a Head Start and family day care provider, lists of licensed child care providers in your area, and programs that help pay for child care 
800-345-0131

Head Start/Administration for Children and Families 

Referrals to Head Start programs for children 3-5 yrs. 
617-565-1128

Parents United for Childcare 
Advocacy and referrals for child care in Boston 
617-426-8288

Special Needs Child Care Resource and Referral Network 
Enhanced resource and referral services for families of children with disabilities looking for child care 
800-345-0131

Family TIES 
Support for families of children with special needs 
800-905-8437 www.massfamilyties.org 

Federation for Children with Special Needs 
800-331-0688 www.fcsn.org
617-236-7210(TTY)

Advocacy and service referrals for children with special needs and their parents or guardians 

Massachusetts Advocacy Center 
617-357-8431
Advocacy for children needing special education services