Child Care Workers

Experts: W.Va. Child Care System Needs More Public/Private Partnerships

West Virginia Child Care providers hope a high-profile partnership convinces more in-state businesses to help subsidize a struggling system.

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W.Va. CPS Employees Raises Set, Child Welfare Dashboard Nears Activation

Gov. Jim Justice has approved the promised 15 percent raises for direct service employees with the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

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Foster Care Worker Raises To Come Before July 1

West Virginia’s sweeping foster care bill, HB 4344, died in the Legislature, but there is a plan to deliver on the raises promised to front line case workers.

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As W.Va. Attempts To End Child Care Deserts, Parents Struggle To Merge Work, School, Family

Parents in Appalachia can wait months, even years, to get their kids a space in a childcare center. That’s because more than 60 percent of people in West Virginia live in a child care desert, according to the Center for American Progress. A child care desert means there are more people who need childcare than there are spots available. Inside Appalachia producer Roxy Todd spoke to parents across the state about the difficulty of finding child care close to home.

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