Early Childhood Education Program - Pittsfield MA Large Group and School Age Child Care (Group Child Care)

(413) 442-5174

About the Provider

Description: We are a multi-service organization empowering children and youth, with a special emphasis on girls, to become responsible, confident and personally fulfilled individuals.

For nearly a century, Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center has provided guidance, support, and advocacy for girls and their families. As one of Berkshire County’s largest social service organizations, the Brigham Center has touched countless lives through its wide range of programs and services.

The Brigham Center had its beginning on Bank Row in 1911 as the Young Women’s Home Association, with 37 girls in its first days. It re-located to East Street in 1924. Facilities were expanded, first with a gymnasium and tennis court. In 1929, Camp Witawentin became the first resident camp for area girls, later joined by Camp Stevenson, the day camp.

With General Electric providing the lead gift, the present building was opened in 1958, with the attached swimming pool. The Brigham Center continued to provide strong home economics & sports opportunities for girls, learning that girls needed new skills for long-term economic security. Adding value to community and market meant stronger, smarter & bolder supports, training and education.

During the 1970s, the Brigham Center responded to changing community needs by implementing counseling and childcare programs, programs for single and teen parents, & other social services. In the last decade, the Brigham Center has expanded to develop athletics and more programs for adolescent girls. The gymnasium & swimming pool were restored.
- See more at: http://brighamcenter.com/mission-and-history/#sthash.ZavJSIso.dpuf

Additional Information: Provider First Licensed on: 05/23/1989. Financial Assistance Accepted:|Campership||Contracted Slots||DCF Supportive Slots||Sibling Discount||Sliding Fee Scale||United Way||Voucher|.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 5507
  • Capacity: 144
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations NAEYC-National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, English; Spanish
  • Type of Care: Part-Time; Before School; After School;
  • Transportation: Walking Distance to School; Near Public Transportation; On Public School Bus Route; Provides School Age Transportation
  • Initial License Issue Date: May 23, 1989
  • Current License Issue Date: Jul 01, 2022
  • District Office: 1441 Main Street, Suite 230 Springfield 01103
  • District Office Phone: 413-788-8401 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Oly Wallenfels

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