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West Virginia Child Care Training | Care Courses

National Childcare Credentials in West Virginia

Use our courses toward a CDA Credential and for NAC and CDA renewal.

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Click to learn how a CDA Credential can benefit you in West Virginia.

West Virginia Childcare Training Requirements

All Care Courses are accepted for Non-STARS Training hours by the West Virginia State Training and Registry System (WV STARS). Care Courses may be used for up to 15 hours of Non-STARS training per renewal period. 

Submit a completed Non-STARS Training Submission Form along with your Care Courses certificate(s) of completion to WV STARS to have your courses applied to to your WV STARS Learning History Record.

The West Virginia Handle With Care Mandated Reporter child abuse training is offered for free by the WV Center for Children's Justice.

Opening a child care facility in West Virginia

For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in West Virginia, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources: Bureau for Children and Families

Division of Early Care and Education

Phone: (304) 352-4431

West Virginia Child Care Licensing

What our West Virginia students say

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"This course [Playing Outdoors] will help me understand better ways to let the kids play outdoors."

– Belington, West Virginia