The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 3, 2013

Child abuse, neglect seminars scheduled


— MountainHeart Child Care Resource and Referral Services, a program of MountainHeart Community Services Inc., will conduct professional development sessions Saturday, Nov. 9, at MountainHeart Child Care Resource & Referral, 228 Ragland Road, Beckley, for all family day care providers and day care center staff.

Other participants from the child care community and potential child care providers may also register to attend as long as seating is available.

Child abuse and neglect will be the topic for the professional development session  from 10 a.m. to noon.

The professional development sessions meet the West Virginia core competencies and state regulations for family day care providers, family day care facilities and day care centers. Sessions are registered with the State Training and Registry System, and are provided by certified STARS instructors, and child care providers registered on the Career Pathway will receive credit for attending.

To receive a certificate of completion all participants must attend the full professional development session. There is no charge for the sessions.

Preregistration for the professional development sessions are required. To pre-register, call 1-866-872-9204 or 304-872-9200.

If a session is canceled, registered participants will be notified. Child care providers are encouraged to attend MountainHeart professional development sessions in surrounding counties if professional development hours are needed.

MountainHeart Child Care Resource and Referral Services are funded through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Children and Families, Division of Early Care and Education since 1992. Mountain Heart services the following counties: Wyoming, McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Fayette, Greenbrier, Summers, Monroe, Pocahontas, Webster, Braxton and Nicholas.