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Dear Child Care Provider:

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant, which subsidizes the State of West Virginia’s child care program, received additional funding from the CARES Act. The increased allocation allowed West Virginia to provide child care assistance for any parent deemed an essential worker during the pandemic, regardless of income.

On December 27, 2020, a second stimulus bill was authorized which includes an additional designation for child care. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Division of Early Care and Education will extend both current Child Care Certificates and Parent Service Agreements through at least January 31, 2021.
Please understand that all payment is subject to the availability of state and/or federal funds.

If you have any questions, please contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral agency.

Thank you for continuing to serve the children and families throughout West Virginia during this difficult time.

Playmates Child Development message to our families, staff and community:

In response to the Governor’s decision to close all schools;

Playmates will continue to operate for now. The guidance is for large gatherings I am sure we will be operating at a reduced capacity. If you have staff that are older, have health problems and/or are requesting to not work, please let me know. We will work with those on an individual bases.

Again please ramp up hand washing and sanitizing!?

Many children and families depend on their children eating meals at school. We will open our doors to anyone needing meals during this school closings.

Please keep in mind at this point we are at low risk, ?♥️.

Warmer weather is around the corner which will continue to reduce our risk of flu and viruses! Thanks to everyone we will continue to provide needed services to the community.

Mission Statement

We care enough to make a difference! Playmates Preschool and Child Development Centers, Inc. will be the leading provider of high quality care and education services for all children and their families.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of Playmates Preschools and Child Development Centers, Inc. (Playmates) is to develop and deliver a curriculum that promotes the physical and emotional well-being of children from cradle to college

Nationally Accredited

NAEYC Accreditation is a voluntary system by which programs measure themselves against a national set of standards. NAEYC Accreditation has been, and continues to be, the mark of quality in early childhood education.

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• New Year's Day
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• Christmas Day
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