Families and Work Institute

Families and Work Institute (FWI) is a non-profit center for research that provides data to inform decision-making on the changing workplace, changing family and changing community.

National Child Care Information Center

The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a project of the Child Care Bureau, is a national resource that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.

U.S. Department of Labor

The Employment and Training Administration seeks to build up the labor market through the training of the workforce and the placement of workers in jobs through employment services.


WestEd is a nonprofit research, development and service agency that is committed to improving learning at all stages of life - from infancy to adulthood, both in school and out.

Wheelock College

The mission of Wheelock College is to improve the quality of life for children and their families. Wheelock carries out this mission by providing a sound liberal and professional education, contributing to the knowledge of professionals in the field, generating and sharing new knowledge, and influencing the development of social policy. The mission of the College is sustained by its academic programs, course offerings, and involvement in the life of the surrounding community, as well as research, curriculum development and professional activities.

West Virginia

Celebrating Connections

This conference will provide information about practices, policies, planning, and research that enhances community partnerships and quality care in early care and education.

Day One

The Day One project, an early intervention and parenting education program, was first developed in 1984 by New Horizons for Learning, a non-profit, international human resource network based in Seattle, Washington.

Early Childhood Resource Lending Library

The library contains numerous resources such as books, brochures, videotapes, training manuals, workbooks, curriculum guides, assessment tools, and self-study modules. Also available for loan are environmental controls, adapted toys and software.

River Valley Child Development Services

River Valley's mission is to provide high quality, educational and developmental services to the children and families in nurturing and individually appropriate settings.

Starting Points Centers

Starting Points Family Resource Centers were established in 1996 by West Virginia's Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families and were developed to help assure that all children are ready to learn when they start school.

West Virginia Association for Young Children

West Virginia Birth to Three

The primary mission of the West Virginia Birth to Three program is to identify children with developmental delays and to provide early intervention services to those children and their families.

West Virginia Childcare Centers United

West Virginia Childcare Centers United is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of childcare in West Virginia.

West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program

The West Virginia Children's Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP)provides quality health insurance to eligible children and strives to develop a health care system in which all West Virginia children can access health care coverage.

West Virginia Department of Education

West Virginia Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources

West Virginia Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families

West Virginia Head Start Association

The West Virginia Head Start Association represents twenty-four (24) Head Start programs statewide. Each Head Start program is unique in providing services to their families to meet the specific needs in the community.

West Virginia KIDS COUNT Fund

The West Virginia KIDS COUNT Fund is the primary link between business and the child service sectors to improve the lives of at-risk children.

West Virginia Partners in Implementing an Early Care and Education System (PIECES)

West Virginia Workforce Investment Board

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

WIC is a federally funded discretionary program that focuses on the link between good nutrition and good health.

Colleges / Universities

The following West Virginia colleges and universities will count the completed ACDS program toward an associate or bachelor degree.

Bluefield State College

Fairmont State Community and Technical College

Glenville State College

Marshall Community and Technical College

Potomac State College

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

West Virginia Northern Community College

West Virginia State Community and Technical College

West Virginia University Parkersburg