Providing quality child care is expensive. Providing quality child care during a pandemic even more so. The pandemic continues, the cost of doing business for child care, already in operation on a razor thin budget prior to the pandemic, continues to see increased costs and reduced income due to lower capacities and enrollment. Child care providers need an infusion of funding to support their budgets with the flexibility, as federal guidelines suggest, to determine what their immediate needs are.
In recognition of the challenges of the past year and the urgent need for concrete supports, the Division of Early Care and Education is pleased to announce another round of funding available for Quality Bonus Payments for eligible child care providers.
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Click the download link below for a flyer regarding the Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist program. ACDS is 4 semesters and 3500 OJT hours for certification. Each semester is 15 weeks. Students receive WVSTARS credit, at the end of the program can qualify for up to 12 hours of college credit in ECD, and are fully certified as an Early Child Development Specialist.
Have you or someone you know been directly affected by COVID?
Have you lost your job or lost hours at work due to COVID?
Many have been affected by this pandemic by loss of employment- leaving families unable to keep up basic needs. Through the CSBG CARES Emergency Assistance Program, we will be able to assist those who have been affected by COVID if that qualify.
- Food Vouchers
- Mandatory Work Attire
- Car Maintenance (Payments & Repairs)
- Vocational Training/Certifications
- Mortgage Payments
*Applicant must complete an application, as well as qualify under the CSGB CARES guidelines--all applications will be approved case-by-case
For more information, contact:
CSBG Case Manager
Phone: 304-682-8271 ext. 112
CSBG Program Support Coordinator
Phone: 304-682-8271 ext. 129
Becoming a Child Care Provider can be an extremely satisfying career. Not only is it the chance to own and run your own business, it is the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life.
By providing a stable and nurturing environment, where a child can learn and grow, you can help them reach their highest potential. Children who have positive early childhood experiences are better prepared for school, college and work.
Many Family Child Care Providers start their business so they can stay home with their own young children and often continue providing services long after their children are grown.