Policies & Procedures


Child Care Assistance Policy and Procedure Manual​​​

Child Care Policy Provider Regulation 

Supplemental Child Care Policy​ (Effective 4/1/2023)

WV Stabilization Grant Policy and Procedures 

2024 State Median Income ​​​​


Appendix A   Eligibility Fee Scale (Effective 10/1/2019)

Appendix B   Child Care Rate Structure​ (effective 3/1/2021)​​

Appendix C   Conversion Chart for Part Days

Appendix D  Self Employment Tax Information Guides

Appendix E  Citizenship Verifications

Child Care Provider Regulations 

Child Care Center Regulations​ 

Out of School Time Regulations 

Family Child Care Facility Regulations 

Family Child Care Home Regulations 

Informal and Relative Family Child Care Home Regulations 

Deemed Head Start

WV Code regarding child care may be found here

West Virginia's CCDF State Plan for 2022-2024 is available here

Division of Early Child Care and Education plans a public hearing


The WV Department of Human Services, Bureau for Family Assistance  is conducting a public hearing on the proposed Child Care and Development Block Grant, State Plan for Federal fiscal years 2025 - 2027.


The United States Department of Health and Human Services requires public input as a condition of funding.  Public insight gathered from the meetings will help guide expenditures for the approximately $72 million received. The funds received help provide support to improve the affordability, availability, and quality of child care services in West Virginia.  Funding assists low-income families to cover the cost of child care, supports consumer education for selecting appropriate child care services and provides other key services, such as referral, available resources, necessary training, and technical assistance for child care providers.

The public Hearing will be held virtually on May 30, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The link for the virtual meeting will be posted here:




The link will be available at 9:30 AM on May 30, 2024


The Division will also accept public comments by email at ECEproviders@wv.gov through June 23, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

Proposed ​2025-2027 State Plan can be found here.​