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Operated by Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc., the Norman Rockwell Early Childhood Center is located on site of the Berkshire Community College for the convenience of the families affiliated with the College, either students, staff or faculty. In addition, the Center welcomes children and families from the community.

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 in which children can develop cognitively as well as social and emotionally. We believe in the value of play and make it an essential part of our early childhood curriculum. Many of the early childhood students assist in our classrooms as part of their Berkshire Community College experience. Children spend the day in adjoining classrooms or on walks around the beautiful campus or in our fenced-in play yard. The Norman Rockwell Center has been in operation since 1981.

Hours: 7:15 am - 5:15 pm Monday - Friday, year round.

Fees:   Child Care of the Berkshires offers full and part time child care, at competitive rates. Discounts available to current BCC Students, Staff & Faculty, on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. We offer discounts and scholarships, based on need. We discount for siblings who are here full-time, and enrolled through a state subsidy.  We accept child care vouchers and certificates.

Licensed for:  Toddlers and Preschoolers by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC); NAEYC accredited;   

Avis Merrill 413-236-3061 or 413-236-3060   Email:

Learn more at:   Child Care of the Berkshires / Norman Rockwell