Parent Groups

Coming up this month ...

Check out our special events and workshops over on our New and Events page.

Fall 2019 Schedule

The Berkshire Trail School Building is now closed to It Takes a Village and Sunflower Yoga and Mindfulness. We WILL continue to hold Caregiver and Baby Yoga and Mindful Parenting as soon as we secure a meeting place. Stay tuned!

Moms with Mugs

Every Monday, 10:00am-11:30am
St. John’s Corner House
469 Main Street, Ashfield

Come take a coffee (or tea) break with other local mothers. Sip and share in this casual, drop-in group. Coffee, tea, and refreshments are provided, as well as childcare so parents can relax and chat.

This group is a safe and confidential space for mothers, parents who are women (both transgender and cisgender), as well as anyone else for whom the label “mom” is a good fit. Our childcare provider will supervise the children in the childcare room while parents meet in an adjacent room.

This group follows the public school schedule for the Mohawk Public schools, and will not meet when school is closed due to vacation or snow. Please check our Facebook page the morning of semi-severe weather; we will post whether or not group is canceled.

RSVP to this event on Facebook so you don’t forget!

*NEW* Parents Craft Night

Tuesday, September 24, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Meekins Library
2 Williams St, Williammsburg

Get your creativity on! Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing, scrap-book, photobook, whatever you’re working on. We will provide some snacks and crafty childcare. 

RSVP to this event on Facebook so you don’t forget!

Virtual Village

Join us for support and connection on the web with our private Parents Circle Facebook discussion group. This is a CLOSED group so you can feel free to share or give support without your words ending up on your timeline. This is a great place to share experiences, ask for support, or just get to meet other local parents in a virtual space. To join our closed group, request membership by clicking HERE.

Policies, Childcare, and Cancellations

All our groups follow the public school schedule for the Mohawk Public Schools and the Hampshire Regional Public Schools, and will not meet when EITHER school is closed due snow, and may or may not meet during school vacation. Check News 22 for school closings (wwlp.com/closings), and check our Facebook page the morning of semi-severe weather; we will post group cancellations on our main Facebook page, in the Facebook event page for the group, and in the Parents Circle discussion group.

Childcare policies. Our childcare provider is experienced and has submitted to a background check through the Criminal Offender Registry (CORI) and the Sexual Offender Registry (SORI). Please note that we are not licensed as a childcare facility, so parents and guardians are still responsible for the overall health and safety of the child, and must remain on the premises while the child is in the care of the childcare provider. The childcare provider will alert the parent if the child requires a diaper change or bathroom break. Parents and guardians will need to fill out emergency contact information and a liability release before leaving the child with the care provider.

All our groups, classes, and events are always free. It Takes a Village pays the group facilitators and instructors to ensure that participants get the most out of their experience.

Can you help keep these groups free for families? 

The It Takes a Village Parent Education and Support Program is sponsored by The Central Berkshire Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, The United Way of Hampshire County, and the AKC Fund.