What We Do
River Valley Child Development Services (RVCDS) is a leader in providing high quality early childhood care and education services for children, families and communities. We do this through facilitating and administering several resources and programs:
WV Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources (WVECTCR)
WV Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources (WVECTCR) is a statewide program designed to provide professional development opportunities for the early care and education community. Through an extensive network of information, training and technical assistance, resources, and collaboration, WVECTCR strives to improve the quality of early education services for young children and their families.
Child Care Resource and Referral
Three regional programs serve a 20-county area and provide training to parents and early education providers. These agencies also work with businesses and community organizations to promote the availability of quality child care services in the area, provide parents with child care referrals and information on evaluating quality child care, provide resources on parenting issues, and facilitate support services programs.
West Virginia Birth to Three Regional Administrative Units
West Virginia Birth to Three is a statewide system of services and supports for children under age three who have or may be at risk of having a delay in their development and their families. The Regional Administrative Units coordinated by River Valley Child Development Services serve as the entry point to these services and work to facilitate access to the supports and services needed by the child.
The Family Child Care Food Program
The River Valley Family Day Care Food Program helps to develop positive eating habits for young children in family day care homes by providing training in nutrition and meal planning. Eligible early care providers are reimbursed for serving well-balanced, nutritious meals based on standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the WV Department of Education.