West Virginia Quality Support Services:

*Now providing stipends for Tier II mentoring!

Financial Assistance:

Through the Quality Support Services project, West Virginia Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources (WVECTCR) provides financial assistance to West Virginia child care centers, family child care facilities, and family child care homes seeking Tier II Quality Status or national accreditation from an approved accrediting body, as part of the WV Tiered Reimbursement Program. Currently, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) are approved accrediting bodies. Stipends will be issued for the following 4 categories of accreditation fees: self-study enrollment fee, application fee, candidacy/site visit fee, and annual report and renewal fees. Quality Support Services will reimburse for half of the cost of these fees.

If you are seeking a stipend for NAEYC Self-Study Materials:

  1. Complete the Application for Financial and Technical Assistance for NAEYC Accreditation.
  2. Complete the Application for Stipend for Accreditation Self-Study Materials.
  3. Include proof of payment for the purchase of self-study materials. (Because the stipend is a reimbursement to the center for the purchase of the self-study materials, the stipend will not be processed until the materials have been requested from NAEYC).
  4. Include a completed W-9 IRS Form. If a blank one is needed, please click here.

If you are seeking a stipend for NAEYC Candidacy/Site Visits:

  1. Complete the Application for Financial and Technical Assistance for NAEYC Accreditation.
  2. Complete the Candidacy Stipend Application.
  3. Include proof of payment for the candidacy fee.
  4. Include a completed W-9 IRS Form. If a blank one is needed, please click here.

If you are seeking a stipend for NAFCC Self-Study Materials:

  1. Complete the Application for Financial Assistance for NAFCC Accreditation.
  2. Complete the Application for Stipend for NAFCC Accreditation Self-Study Materials.
  3. Include proof of payment for self-study enrollment.
  4. Include a completed W-9 IRS Form. If a blank one is needed, please click here.

If you are seeking a stipend for NAFCC Observation Visits:

  1. Complete the Application for Financial Assistance for NAFCC Accreditation.
  2. Complete the Observation Stipend Application for NAFCC.
  3. Include proof of payment for accreditation application.
  4. Include a completed W-9 IRS Form. If a blank one is needed, please click here.

Mentoring and Technical Assistance:

Programs seeking a mentor to assist with the Tier II or accreditation process will apply using the appropriate application form below. You may request a particular mentor, or one may be assigned to you. Stipends will then be issued to mentors that complete an agreement to provide the following assistance:

  • A minimum of one-full day, on-site visit for observation to evaluate the program's readiness to participate in the Tier II or accreditation process.
  • Assistance to center director in organizing tasks and timelines involved in the Tier II application or accreditation process.
  • Telephone consultation as needed for up to a one-year period.
  • Bi-monthly contact with the center to encourage progress toward Tier II or accreditation.

Request for Tier II Mentoring Application

Request for Accreditation Mentoring Application

Stipends are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis as funding allows.

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Teel
Division of Early Care and Education
WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources
350 Capitol Street, Room B-18
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 356-4605
Fax: (304) 558-8800
E-mail: Elizabeth.D.Teel@wv.gov