2/8/2022 – To the current and potential Clients and Providers of the Child Care Resource Center:
The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have forced us all to change how we operate in our day-to-day lives. We are all making adjustments to reduce the impact of the virus on our communities. For the most current Executive Orders and announcement made by the West Virginia Governor, Jim Justice, please visit: https://governor.wv.gov/Pages/WV-COVID-19-actions-and-executive-orders.aspx
The Child Care Resource Center is currently open to the public in our Wheeling, Morgantown, Fairmont and New Martinsville offices. We are taking steps to help reduce the possible exposure and spread of the virus. Our offices are currently able to take applications for subsidy services over the phone as well as in the office. You may contact your case manager via email for case specific questions. Their contact information can be found on our About Us page.
Essential workers are still able to qualify for services regardless of income. Funding for this is made possible through the American Rescue Plan and does not affect the funding or spaces for our regular program qualification cases. Any person who meets the definition of an essential worker will qualify for child care assistance. Essential workers shall contact their local Child Care Resource and Referral agency to apply. If found eligible the CCR&R case manager will issue a regular 12-month Child Care Certificate. To find out if you are considered an essential worker, please refer to Executive Order No. 9-20 or contact your local Resource and Referral agency to speak to a case manager.
Please take a moment to review the COVID-19 Information and Resources to the right to see how our state is assisting providers and clients during this pandemic. Please check back periodically to see if new information has been added. You are also encouraged to visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website to learn more about what you can do to help stop the spread. CDC recommendations.
In the meantime, we at the Child Care Resource Center and Catholic Charities WVa hope you and those you care about are maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask in public settings, practicing good hand washing often, and looking out for the good of all in our communities. Stay safe. Stay well. It will take us all making changes to have the greatest impact on the well-being of the great state of West Virginia.
For more information, please visit WVDHHR Division of Early Care and Education.
Brittany LucciProgram Director, Child Care Resource Center Catholic Charities, WV