West Virginia State Requirements

Qualifications: Staff: Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school education or certified equivalent. Must be able to read and write.

Provider/Child Ratio:

Age Range Ratios for Center-based Care in West Virginia State
0 - 2 years (1:4)
2 - 3 years (1:8)
3 - 4 years (1:10)
4 - 5 years (1:12)
5 - 6 years (1:15)
Schoolage (1:16)
Age Range Ratios for Family Child Care in West Virginia State
All ages (1:6)
including provider's own children whether related by blood, marriage or adoption, who live in the home and are under the age of 6; no more than 2 under the age of 24 months allowed at any time

Important Contact Information:
Licensing Agency
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Bureau for Children and Families
Office of Children and Family Policy
Division of Early Care and Education
350 Capitol Street, B18
Charleston, WV 25301-3700

Family Child Care
Phone: 304-558-1897
Fax: 304-558-8800

Center-Based Child Care
Phone: 304-558-1897
Fax: 304-558-8800

Head Start Collaboration Liaison
West Virginia Head Start - State Collaboration Office
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Office of the Commissioner for the Bureau for Children and Families
350 Capital Street Room B18
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-558-4638
Fax: 304-558-2059

State Resource and Referral Network Contact
Choices Child Care Resource & Referral
315 North Ohio Ave
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Phone: 304-622-6528 or 866-622-6528 (toll-free)
Fax: 304-622-6092

Child Care Subsidy Agency
West Virginia Dept. of Health and Human Resources
Bureau for Children & Families
Office of Children and Family Policy
Division of Early Care and Education
350 Capitol Street, B18
Charleston, WV 25301-3700
Phone: 304-558-1897
Fax: 304-558-8800

Child Care Food Program Administrator
West Virginia Department of Education
Attn.: State Director, Office of Child Nutrition
1900 Kanawha Blvd. East
Building 6, Room 248
Charleston, WV 25305-0330
Phone: 304-558-2708
Fax: 304-558-1149

Office of Child Support Enforcement
West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
Bureau of Child Support Enforcement
350 Capitol Street, Room 147
Charleston, WV 25301-3703
Phone: 304-558-3780 or 304-558-3780
Hotline: 800-249-3778
Fax: 304-558-4092

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