Mission & History


to  impact  care  and  education  by  promoting  quality  professional  development  opportunities  for  those who care for, educate and support West Virginia’s children and families.


The goals of WV STARS are to:


West Virginia STARS began as a collaborative effort under the Governor’s Early Childhood Implementation Commission. The Professional Development Committee of the Governor’s Early Childhood Implementation Commission worked collaboratively with WV Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources and other local, state, and national partners to create WV STARS to implement a comprehensive continuum of specialized training and career mobility for all early care and education practitioners. Since the development, several committees have donated time, research, and work to update and maintain the integrity of the Professional Development System.