TRAILS (Traveling Resource and Information Library Service) is a mobile resource program designed to improve the quality and availability of child care services in West Virginia. TRAILS offers:

  • Developmentally appropriate toys, games and books for the use of children in family child care homes, centers, and facilities.
  • A wide range of professional resources to enhance program quality. They are available to all active providers receiving subsidized payment.
  • Assistive technology items for providers who care for children with special needs.

What's the catch?

You must be a child care provider residing in either Wood, Wirt, Pleasants, Ritchie, Doddridge, Harrison, Calhoun and Gilmer counties in West Virginia. Other than that, there isn't one - use of the TRAILS Van is free! Just call us and make an appointment for TRAILS to come to your home You can check out resources for approximately a month at a time, or longer by special arrangement. We all know how expensive quality child care resources are -TRAILS is a great way to try it before you buy it.

TRAILS is also staffed by people with experience in the early childhood field who can advise you on which toys are best for what age group, how to use the resources on the TRAILS Van, and can provide training on various topics.

Click here to see the TRAILS Van inventory listing.