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It Takes a Village Events

Ongoing Groups and Classes

It Takes a Village hosts several drop-in groups for parents and caregivers. Click here for information about all of our groups.


Special Events!

“The Beginning of Life” Film Screening

A free screening of this groundbreaking documentary that explores the impact of a child’s early environment on their cognitive, social and emotional development. Sponsored by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, the Collaborative for Educational Services, and Northampton Public Television.
Refreshments and childcare provided.

Saturday February 17
2 Main Street, Cummington

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“Foundations of Wellness” class for infants

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A class for babies ages 1-8 months and their parents and caregivers, with Lenore Grubinger, RSMT, Director of Amajoy Developmental Center

A welcoming class on Natural Movement Development™ for every baby. Learn foundations of wellness beneficial for your baby, whether their development is typical or atypical. Parents and babies learn simple body-based tools to address their concerns. How can I help if my baby has difficulty breastfeeding or bottle-feeding? How can I help if Baby has painful digestion or reflux, or sleep difficulty? Is TummyTime important? What can I try if my baby doesn’t like it? How and when do rolling sitting and crawling happen? This class provides practical body-based tools, and it’s fun, supportive, and inspiring.

Please bring a swaddle blanket and a tummy time blanket.

Ms. Grubinger’s book, On The Way To Walking, The Essential Guide To Natural Movement Development™, available at a discount at class.

***The class is free, but space is limited, so please pre-register by emailing

Wednesdays February 28, March 7, & March 14

St. John’s Corner House
469 Main Street, Ashfield

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