Boys & Girls Club Children's Center

Boys & Girls Club Children's Center We are a licensed and accredited preschool for children ages 2.9-6. We offer a safe stimulating environment for children to grow and learn.
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Our kiddos are having a blast this summer! 🥰
08/06/2020

Our kiddos are having a blast this summer! 🥰

Tuesday was drive in movie day at the Children’s Center. #adorable

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
08/02/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

06/03/2020

To our current families....please stay tuned to your Dojo messages for an important message that will be going out this evening!

It was wonderful to see so many of our families and kiddos today! We miss you so much!!!
05/16/2020

It was wonderful to see so many of our families and kiddos today! We miss you so much!!!

The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires Pre-school students and families decorated our front doors with their at home art work in a special THANK YOU to all those helping to get us through these troubling times. Today our children and their families were able to drive by and see their Thank You Wall and then got to say hello to their teachers who miss them so much. The staff at the Club continues to do amazing things.

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
05/16/2020
Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Don’t forget to check out our awesome thank you wall our preschool children and staff worked so hard on! 2:00 today our is Pre School Parking Lot Parade where our pre schoolers can wave to their teachers.

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
05/15/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Beautiful spring morning at Camp Russell. We’re getting ready for the summer-hope to see you there!
Registration is open. Visit bgcberkshires.org to register.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
05/06/2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Mo Willems joins forces with Yo-Yo Ma for an evening of musical doodling in the Yo-Yo Mo Show! ✏🎶

Visit kennedy-center.org/mowillems May 31 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time for this unforgettable event, and remember to visit every Thursday in May at 1 p.m. ET for Thank You Thursdays! with Mo Willems.

05/03/2020
Motherly

Motherly

This time is so short. Soon you will be in a toddler bed. So, today, my to-do list will wait. I will hold you instead. 🤱🏽

Read the full piece by Regan Long here: https://trib.al/eEXqBOZ

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
04/28/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Thank you Michael Matthews, Matt Masserio, Guidos Fresh Marketplace & Country Club of Pittsfield Membership for the gift cards which made it possible for the fresh fruits for our community families. #ThankYou

Berkshire United Way
04/24/2020

Berkshire United Way

Thank you to so many people for making it possible to pack, load and distribute 1,000 bags of food for Pittsfield families. The bags were distributed at the normal sites on April 21 to cover the rest of spring break week while school staff and volunteers take a much need break.

Thank you to the Boys & Girls Club for providing the space and staff, Price Chopper and Blue Q for the bags, anyone who donated or discounted food to include in the bags, the bus drivers and all the volunteers on packing day April 17 and load and distribute day April 21.

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
04/21/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Hi Everyone! Today from 12-1 at the following places you can two grocery bags with what you see on the table!

Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires
Morningside
Conte
Brattlebrook (April Lane)
Mohawk/Wilson
Dower Square
Berkshire Peak (Riverview)

Please share and please come! This is such a good and FREE service for our community provided by Berkshire United Way

04/21/2020
Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

PLEASE SHARE - - and help get the word out.
This week the Berkshire United Way will be giving out groceries 12pm to 1pm on Tuesday, April 21st at Conte, Morningside and the Boys & Girls Club.
**There is no food distribution this week through the school department.**
The Berkshire United Way will have lunches, as usual, on Saturday, April 25th same time and locations.

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
04/17/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Packing grocery bags for school vacation week thanks to Berkshire United Way. **Pick-up is Tuesday 12 to 1 at designated locations**

Richard Cohen’s “Zen and the Art of Early Childhood Education"
04/16/2020

Richard Cohen’s “Zen and the Art of Early Childhood Education"

Clever Classroom
04/14/2020

Clever Classroom

So true. Respect.

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
04/04/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Sandwiches from Doc’s Deli and Samuel’s. Pizza from Papa John’s today at the Club. 12 to 1pm

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
04/03/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Happy times at Camp Russell. Camp is coming! #CampRussell #BGCBerkshires #HappyTimes #Sunshine

04/01/2020
Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum

Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum

Enjoy the Boston Symphony Orchestra from home over the next few weeks! Here are a few opportunities:

The BSO is offering six weeks of curated audio at bso.org/athome (we're currently in Week 2);

For four weeks starting last Monday, March 23rd, WCRB 99.5 fm is presenting two-hour BSO encores nightly at 8 p.m.;

And, BSO Home School will release content on a weekly basis (every Wednesday), including video tutorials and demonstrations with with BSO musicians, and more. Available at https://www.bso.org/brands/bso/at-home/bso-homeschool.aspx

Authentic Learning Environment
03/31/2020

Authentic Learning Environment

Imagine if schools put the soft-skills first - social-literacy and self-regulation, before the hard-skills of academics.

Soft-skills First
This week many children in lockdown got along with the people they were with. They managed stress, found peaceful sollutions to any conflict and managed their own time in tune with those around them.

Hard-skills First
This week many children didn't manage stress, they fought, got agressive, sulked and withdraw. Instead of peaceful solutions there were punishments, rewards and power imbalance. Everyone out of tune.

Developing the skills to get along with each other, to manage emotions, stress, time and the way we communicate, can happen at any point if life. Developing these skills in childhood means they can become default behaviours, skills-for-life that benefit the indivudual and relationships.

What we also need to realise is that developmentally the brain-body is 'wired' to develop social-emotional skills before being taught, before reading and writing. What happens when we skip to reading and writing first?

Authentic Learning Environments put the relationship first

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
03/31/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

We miss you and can’t wait to see everyone soon! #ClubFamily #bgc #BGCBerkshires #greatguturesstarthere

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
03/30/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Please pass the word. See below for new breakfast and lunch schedule.

03/28/2020
Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Teaming up with United Way always gives us energy! Thank you to all the restaurants donating food for our community.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
03/28/2020

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
03/26/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Our staff still making a difference.

03/23/2020
Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Taking a break from preparing for the stay-at-home advisory to say Hi to our kids at home. #YouMatter #Smile #BGC

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
03/21/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

"Thanks to the generosity of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund For Berkshire County and local restaurants, lunch will be provided for children ... at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires on Melville Street in Pittsfield," according to the statement.

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires
03/21/2020

Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

"Thanks to the generosity of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund For Berkshire County and local restaurants, lunch will be provided for children ... at the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires on Melville Street in Pittsfield," according to the statement.

Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Edutopia
03/20/2020

Edutopia

Born on March 20, 1928, Fred Rogers—Mister Rogers—saw television as a way to foster children’s emotional growth: “The world is not always a kind place. That’s something all children learn for themselves... but it’s something they really need our help to understand,” he explained.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood debuted in 1968 and entertained preschool audiences for more than three decades. Rogers crafted songs, stories, and puppet shows that promoted social and emotional skills like self-regulation and empathy. Through whimsical tales set in a land of make-believe, Rogers portrayed the emotional life of children seriously, addressing difficult subjects like addiction, divorce, and grief with a tender and calming approach.

Rogers described his intention in a way that continues to inspire many educators in their work: “I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique.” Rogers died in 2003, a beloved neighbor to millions of children—including grown ones.

03/19/2020
Boys & Girls Club Of The Berkshires

Latest update:

Operations Update:
As we are sure you have all heard, our Governor has officially closed all of the Early Education and Care centers in MA (preschool and school age) March 23rd through April 6th.

We all understand that this will have a tremendous impact on families-in a time when there are so many other very pressing concerns. It is certainly our hope that we will be able to reopen on April 7th, but as we have seen, things can change hourly. We will continue to reach out to you as new information comes our way.

Keep checking your Class Dojo for further updates.

In the meantime, it is our hope that everyone in our Boys & Girls Club family stays well and healthy!

Edutopia
03/19/2020

Edutopia

Words of wisdom.

(credit: Fred Rogers Center)

03/17/2020
Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Museum

Early learners are invited to join us every day for a new Berkshire Museum exploration. Today we're meeting a Western Hognose Snake and Ball Python to celebrate the legendary tale of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland. #GetCurious #BerkshireMuseumatHome #WeeMuse #SaintPatricksDay #DigitalDiscovery #ExploreBerkshireMuseum #museumsathome #MuseumatHome #VirtualMuseum

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
03/17/2020

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

Good news!! Our YouTube channel is up and running with two full length BYDF classes for you to enjoy ☀️
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1.) "Family Yoga Flow & Glow" w/ Julie Pellerin-Herrera - @julpellherr - This Radiant Child Yoga class for all ages generates healthy, positive energy through breathwork, Kundalini-inspired yoga sequences, Hatha yoga, meditation, positive affirmations and deep relaxation. {Check out link in bio to view!}
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2.) "Gentle Flow Yoga" w/ Rachael Plaine - @rplaine - If you missed the Facebook live stream of this on Monday at 9am you can still view the full class here! This meditative, fluid and soothing class is suitable for all ages levels and abilities.
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You can find all our videos on the Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness YouTube channel or view them right from the Home Page of our website!
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THANK YOU to Roger Matus - @bizgrowthcatalyst - for helping us get this up and running so quickly so that we can continue to serve our community and keep "Finding Joy Through Movement" together...one step and one breath at a time 🙏
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We're in this together and we're here for YOU!
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#wereinthistogether #virtualyoga #familyyoga #kidsyoga #yogaonline #yogaonyoutube #gentleflow #gentleflowyoga #berkshireyogadancefitness #berkshireyoga #yogaintheberkshires #intheberkshires #downtownpittsfield #heartoftheberkshires

Berkshire Eagle
03/17/2020
Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire Eagle

"We're hoping that people are using our services only in critical circumstances," McGovern said.

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16 Melville St
Pittsfield, MA
01201

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:30
Thursday 07:30 - 17:30
Friday 07:30 - 17:30

Telephone

(413) 442-6106

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The Children’s Center at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of the Berkshires is licensed through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC). It is also accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The program is open to all children who are 2 years 9 months through age 6 and operates from 7:30-5:30. Our intent is to provide children with a safe, comfortable and stimulating place to spend their day, cared for by teachers who understand their unique needs and who respond to them accordingly. While our intent is certainly not to take the place of a parent, we do hope to simulate a caring, attentive and “home like” atmosphere.