“Each playgroup has its own distinct flavor, just like ice cream! Try them all and see which is right for you!”
All playgroups are funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant awarded to Community Health Programs by the Department of Early Education and Care.
Meet. Play. Learn.
Playgroups aren’t just good for kids–they are great for parents too! In an informal setting, caregivers can socialize, talk about parenting and form parenting friendships. Playgroups also help children build language and social skills they need as they grow and learn.
CHP Family Services hosts free weekly playgroups for children under age 5 and their parents around Southern Berkshire County.
Check our calendar, or call (413) 528-0457 to find a group that works for you!
Why Playgroups? Brain Power!
During the first five years of a child’s life, critical brain development happens at a rapid pace. As children play and interact, they build brain power for learning, language, empathy, creativity, and physical coordination. Quality pre-kindergarten experiences have long-lasting positive impacts, prepare children for school and help to close the achievement gap. Long term, there’s evidence that early childhood education promotes healthy lifestyles at work and productivity later in life.
Our playgroups are free of charge and open to all.
Ages & Stages
Our social worker offers the Ages & Stages developmental screening twice a year to each family and acts as a referral source, as needed, for support services offered by CHP and other area agencies.