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Childcare Assistance

West Virginia University and the State of West Virginia offer several programs that can be used to offset the cost of childcare. 

Childcare Assistance Programs 
Apply for Childcare Assistance Programs

Childcare centers and programs offered by nonprofits and DHHR.

Monongalia County  Mineral County  Raleigh County

Monongalia County

Catholic Charities WV Child Care Resource Center

20 Scott Ave Suite 302
Morgantown, WV 26508

Provides quality services to children and families which will enrich their lives and empower them to achieve their fullest potential. They are a community service organization that works with parents, child care providers and community organizations and help promote the availability of quality childcare in their 8-county area.


Early Head Start

1433 Dorsey Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26501

A program to ensure your child is developing on track and getting the care they need. Early Head Start helps broker multiple resources including doctors’ offices, development specialists, childcare, and even DHHR services. They also work with local public schools to enroll your child in Pre-K and ensure adequate care in school.

Early Head Start

Mon County DHHR

114 S. High Street
Morgantown, WV 26501

Offers assistance paying for your child’s day care. Some day care centers are not covered by DHHR, so your child may need to switch childcare facilities.

Mon County Schools Early Childhood


Provides children with services to enhance their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical disabilities. They also provide parents with resources to help enhance their relationship with their children.

Early Childhood Program 

Starting Points Monongalia County Family Resource Center


A neighborhood and community center where families with young children can access information and receive services to meet their family’s needs. This includes resource coordination and early childhood education, as well as parent, community, and literacy awareness and promotion. Free respite care for children 4 and under is offered here so that parents can attend appointments or simply catch a break.

Starting Points

Mineral County

Mineral County DHHR

18 N Tornado Way
Keyser, WV 26726

Offers childcare assistance vouchers. Not all child care facilities accept DHHR vouchers so there may be a chance your child will need to switch daycares.

Mineral County DHHR

Mineral County Early Head Start

36 Baker Place
Keyser, WV 26726

A state-run program that, if you qualify, ensures your child is on the right track to development and success. Early Head Start Partners with local public schools to enroll your child in daily Pre-K and ensure their wellbeing at school and at home. They also can recommend doctors’ offices, DHHR resources, and other resources if you or your child are in need.

Mineral County Early Head Start

MountainHeart Community Services

836 Lunice Creek Highway
Petersburg, WV 26847

A childcare resources center that is located in Petersburg, but services Mineral County.

Raleigh County

MountainHeart Community Services

228 Ragland Road
Beckley, WV 25801

Offers childcare assistance resources.

MountainHeart Community Service 

Raleigh County DHHR

407 Neville Street
Beckley, WV 25801

Offers assistance paying for your child’s day care. Some day care centers are not covered by DHHR, so your child may need to switch childcare facilities.

Raleigh County DHHR

RCAA Head Start and Early Head Start

114 Lebanon Lane
Beckley, WV 25801

If you are in need of childcare assistance and other resources, call the RCAA Head Start to see if you qualify. Head Start and Early Head Start are publicly funded program that help parents, who qualify, ensure their child’s successful development. They partner with public schools throughout Raleigh County to provide Pre-K care and ensure the child’s wellbeing at school.

RCAA Head Start

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