This program has been operating in Central and Northern Berkshire County for the past 25 years. In 2015 it was CHP’s pleasure to expand it to South County. The program is based at CHP Family Services with generous grants from Berkshire United Way, the Department of Early Education and Care, and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Katelyn Parks | Home Program Coordinator
(413) 528-0457 or

Is your child heading to pre-school? Kindergarten?

The ParentChild+ program is a free, nationwide mentoring program that helps young children and their parents/caregivers get ready for the transition to school.

ParentChild+ is a free program for families with children aged 16 months to 3 years. Participants must reside in Southern Berkshire County. There are no income requirements.

How does it work?

Our Early Learning Mentor visits with the child and caregiver twice weekly for 30 minutes. Mentors share reading and playing skills that support child development. The program is offered for two years and follows the public school calendar.

  • Empower caregivers by sharing knowledge, skills, and resources to start early education in their own home
  • Give the child the skills needed for success in school
  • Strengthen caregiver-child attachment to build family resilience.

ParentChild+ program children are eligible for the Ages & Stages developmental screening. This screening tool can be the basis for family support services offered by CHP and other area agencies.

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