Anyone, anywhere is welcome to enroll in one of our online child care classes. If your state does have a training approval process, that information is detailed below. Your state may not specifically approve trainings toward the required hours of professional development that you need each year. If so, you may use these classes! Please note that you may also use these class hours towards 120 hours needed for the CDA certificate.
- Child Care Lounge self-paced courses that can be tied to the WV Core Knowledge and Competencies can be submitted for Non-STARS hours and recorded on the user’s transcript even though classes are not currently approved by The West Virginia State Training and Registry System, as WV STARS does not approve out-of-state trainers.
- If you are a provider interested in starting an in-home child care program or looking to get started working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for the specific requirements, rules and regulations of your state. West Virginia's licensing website can be found here.