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The first few years of life are extremely important! These are wonderful times to laugh, play, and learn with your child. You play a major role in the growth and development of your baby.

As parent, you are most responsible for guiding your child through these early years. Trust your instincts and feelings as you watch your child grow. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about your child's growth and know that WV Birth to Three is available if you have concerns about your child's development.

West Virginia Birth to Three – What is WVBTT?

 

State Wide Resources


COVID-19: Help for West Virginians

WVDHHR - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Behavioral Health

WV211.ORG - United Ways of West Virginia have partnered with Governor Justice to improve coordination among all state, federal and community nutritional resources as a part of his Administration’s COVID-19 response. West Virginians in need are encouraged to use this new tool to find resources in their community.

Positive Behavior Support - Parenting Tips-WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities

Food Resource Finder

Mountaineer Food Bank

Rapid Response WV

WV CHIP - Reference Guide

WV Foodlink

WV Pandemic EBT for Students - WV Pandemic EBT for Students – The WV Department of Education has teamed up with DHHR to provide a Pandemic EBT Card for students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch or are in a county who participates in Community Eligibility Provision. Visit the website to learn about enrollment in the 2021 program.

FAQs and additional information click here: https://wvde.us/covid19/wv-pebt/

WIC - The mission of the West Virginia WIC program is to improve the health of women, infants and children in West Virginia by providing quality nutrition and breastfeeding counseling and education; as well as health monitoring and nutritious foods.

Income Guidelines for the West Virginia WIC Program - Effective Date - July 1, 2020

WV CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) – Eligibility information

WV CHIP - Reference Guide

Legal Aid of WV

The Education Helpline

WV Dept Of Education – Feeding Site Information



 

Resources during COVID-19 “stay-at-home” by region

Region I - : Brooke, Hancock, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Tyler, and Wetzel

Region III – Clay, Jackson, Kanawha and Roane Counties

Region V - Barbour, Lewis, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker and Upshur

Region VII - McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh and Wyoming

 

Learning about WV Birth to Three Early Intervention

What is WV Birth to Three?

How do I make a referral?

Where are the services provided?

What are the steps in early intervention? 

Coaching Tips for Parents

 

How to Connect with WV Birth to Three

WV Birth to Three Regional offices - WV Birth to Three has eight regional offices across the state.  Search for your county name to be connected with the office that services your area.


WVBTT Parent Partner Directory – Each office has a Parent Partner who assists families with making connections for resources/services in their area. Through a quarterly newsletter, Parent Partners share information on local community events, parent groups, and activities that may be of interest to you and your family.

 

Lunch and Learn - Video

WV BTT Lunch & Learn Webinars - Are you seeking information on other programs and resources that will benefit your child and your family?  Click here to register and participate in webinars offered by WV Birth to Three every fourth Wednesday of the month. 


Regional Parent Partner Newsletters

Region I - Newsletter by Parent Partners - Summer 2020
Region I - Newsletter by Parent Partners - Winter 2018 
 
Region II - BTT Bits - Fall 2020 
Region II - BTT Bits - Summer 2020 


Region III - Parent to Parent - Fall 2020
Region III - Parent to Parent - Summer 2020
Region III - Parent to Parent - Spring 2020

Region IV - BTT Spring 2018

Region V & VI- Making Connections - Spring 2021 
Region V & VI- Making Connections - Winter 2020 
Region V & VI- Making Connections - Fall 2020 
Region V & VI- Making Connections - Summer 2020 

Region VII - Bridges - Spring 2021
Region VII - Bridges - Winter 2021
Region VII - Bridges - Fall 2020


Region VIII - Tidbits - Fall/Winter 2020
Region VIII - Tidbits - Summer 2020
Region VIII - Tidbits - Spring 2019


TELL US! What does WV Birth to Three Mean to YOU?

How Babies Grow

Social and Emotional Development: Building positive relationships

WV Birth to Three Typical Milestones of Child Development

CDC MILESTONES TRACKER – AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Let's Play: How Your Child Learns and Grows Through Play from  Birth to Three


TEAM for WV Children-WV Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association    

 

Family Resources

Keeping Children Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Special Needs Resources

Healthy Grand Families - a new free resource for grandparents  raising grandchildren 

Involving Families as Advisors Toolkit - The Center for Children with  Special Needs

Military Family Learning Network Webinar Events - THRIVE Initiative-a continuum of parenting programs for parents of children from birth to 18 years of age

Parent Educator Resource Centers (PERC)

West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS) Lending Library

To The Moon And Back, Inc. – WV Chapter - A support program that provides a safe place to discuss parenting and share best practices for caring for children with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) or substance exposure. 

Impacts of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in West Virginia

WV Department of Health & Human Resources – DHHR Programs

Kinship Care Relationships and Possible Benefits  - Legal Aid of West Virginia

 

Leadership/Training Opportunities

Interagency Coordinating Council
     - Family Story Booklet

WV Birth to Three Professional Development Information

West Virginia Parent Training and Information
WVPTI, Inc. strives to build positive futures for West Virginia's children and youth by working collaboratively with all parents, families, youth, schools, and communities to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school, community life, and living independently.

 

Financial Resources


WVABLE - A STABLE Account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act. STABLE Accounts allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid or SSI.

Children with Disabilities Community Service Program (CDCSP) - Children with Disabilities Community Services Program provides benefits to severely disabled children who meet the program's eligibility requirements. The CDCSP is an alternative to institutionalization and provides medically necessary services that are community-based and cost less than institutional services. 

Autism Speaks – Financial Resources


Social Security Administration – Benefits for Children with Disabilities

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Waiver - WVDHHR Bureau for Medical Services -  The West Virginia I/DD Waiver is a federally/state funded program for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. To learn more about the I/DD Waiver contact you WVBTT Service Coordinator.

To learn more about resources and services that may be available to your family please contact your Local Regional Administrative Unit (RAU).