No. If you are married or living with the parent of your children, both you and your partner must be considered essential employees.
You will need to apply by calling your local Child Care Resource and Referral Agency. For a map and contact information, visit this website.
There are 6 agencies that cover all 55 counties:
1. Child Care Resource Center Catholic Charities West Virginia (Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler, Wetzel, Marion, and Monongalia)
2. MountainHeart Community Services North (Preston, Taylor, Barbour, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, Tucker, Pendleton, Grant, Mineral, Hardy, Hampshire, Morgan, Berkeley, and Jefferson)
3. Choices Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (Pleasants, Wood, Wirt, Calhoun, Gilmer, Ritchie, Doddridge, and Harrison)
4. Connect Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (Kanawha, Jackson, Roane, and Clay)
5. Link Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (Mason, Cabell, Putnam, Wayne, Lincoln, Boone, Mingo, and Logan).
6. MountainHeart Community Services South (Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Summers Monroe, Greenbrier, and Pocahontas)
What will I need to apply for day care assistance?
You will need to complete an application. You will need the following documentation when you apply for assistance:
- Photo ID
- Proof of Residency (Rental Agreement, Recent Utility Bill, Mortgage or Property tax documentation, Voter’s registration card, unexpired driver’s license, or recent W-2)
- Children’s Birth Certificates
- If a student, a concise student schedule, showing days and times attending class
- If employed, a month’s worth of pay stubs or employment verification
- Verification of other income:
- Child Support Statement from BCSE or Court Order
- Statement of Benefits received from Social Security
- WV Works Award Statement
- Proof of any other income
What safety measures are day cares taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- Staff are wearing masks
- The children are having their temperatures taken before being allowed in the buildings
- Many day cares are not allowing parents inside of the buildings
- Sick children and staff must stay home
- Day cares have been asked to intensify their cleaning and disinfecting efforts
- Day cares have been asked to use social distancing by keeping the same children in the same group with the same teacher, as much as possible