WV Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association

The West Virginia Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association is the state association for infant/toddler mental health.  This association focuses on the development of infants and toddlers within the context of relationships and recognizing mental health issues for infants and toddlers.  There is also an endorsement certificate available.

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The West Virginia registered Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist (ACDS) program is based on a professional partnership between child care providers and their employers. It is a teaching program where apprentices “learn by doing.” A blending of classroom work and on-the-job training provides professional growth for providers. It also enhances the quality of care that their employers offer to the community. For more information on the ACDS program, visit

Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&R)

A Resource & Referral Agency is a local non-profit organization involved in supporting child care services. In WV, the R&R Agencies manage the subsidy program, link parents with child care options, provide consumer information, offer technical assistance and training to providers, and inform parents of other resources in their community.

View the Child Care Resource and Referral Agency Map for address and contact information.

Be sure to check out the quarterly newsletter for your R&R Agency to access general information and provider training information!

CCR&R Newsletters:

  • Catholic Charities CCR&R : Brooke, Hancock, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Tyler, and Wetzel counties
  • Choices CCR&R : Calhoun, Gilmer, Doddridge, Harrison, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt, and Wood counties
  • Connect CCR&R : Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, and Roane counties
  • Link CCR&R : Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties
  • MountainHeart North CCR&R : Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, Pendleton, Hardy, Grant, Tucker, Barbour, Taylor, Preston, Mineral, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson counties
  • MountainHeart South CCR&R : Braxton, Webster, Pocahontas, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Raleigh, Summers, Monroe, Wyoming, Mercer, and McDowell counties

WV STARS Pathway Advancement Scholarship

This is a scholarship opportunity available to child care providers and directors working in a licensed child care center, licensed child care facility, or registered family child care home. Visit for more information!

WV STARS Pathway to Earnings

Increased earnings opportunities are available to individuals with qualifying certificates or degrees who are working in licensed child care or family child care. Visit for more information!

Early Care Share WV

Early Care Share WV is the “go-to” website designed to share information, cost savings, and management resources to help early childhood students and professionals access up-to-date information and manage their programs more efficiently and effectively. Free membership provides you with access to forms, handbooks, policies, cost savings, classroom material templates, and more. Visit the Early Care Share WV website at

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

The United States Consumer Product Safey Commission lists all recalls in the United States and what to do if yo uhave a recalled product.



WV Association for Young Children

WVAYC is the state association for early childhood professionals in West Virginia. WVAYC is an affiliate of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA). Visit for more information!