Professional Development

Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist

  • Professional Development Opportunity for educators
  • Become an ACDS Instructor

WV STARS Calendar

Check out West Virginia STARS calendar for upcoming trainings.


Visit the West Virginia Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources page for ‚Äčevents and trainings

Early Care Share West Virginia

The Division of Early Care & Education, within the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families, offers a variety of services designed to improve the affordability, availability and quality of childcare services using Child Care and Development Funds. The Division regulates and supports early childhood development programs for children up to age 13 by assuring they are cared for in a safe environment that promotes the healthy physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth of the child during a portion of the day while parents work or attend training, or when they are unable, for other reasons, to provide care for their children.