What are Child Care Health Educators?

Child Care Health Educators are great resources for free WV STARS approved trainings, educational handouts, and information regarding health, safety, and nutrition guidelines. They are educated individuals on health, safety, and nutrition topics as they relate to child care.

How Can Child Care Health Educators Help Me?

Child Care Health Educators focus on providing the most up-to-date information on health, safety, and nutrition topics to child care providers to improve the overall health of the child. They can provide trainings, handouts, recipe ideas, or advice on many health related topics. They have very flexible schedules and can work with you to schedule trainings at your center. Online and in person trainings are available. Training topics include:

  • Oral Health
  • Safe Sleep Practices
  • Let’s Make a Menu
  • Understanding Special Dietary Needs
  • Let's Move
  • Indoor and Outdoor Safety
  • Picky Eaters
  • Beans…More Than Just Cute Songs
  • Being a Good Role Model
  • Breastfeeding Basics
  • Bed Bugs and Beyond
  • All That Sugar and Fat
  • Stress Management
  • New Recipe Ideas 1
  • New Recipe Ideas 2
  • Planting Seeds for Healthy Eating
  • Identifying Environmental Hazards 1
  • Identifying Environmental Hazards 2
  • Fun and Healthy Snacks
  • Infant Feeding
  • Training Descriptions

If you have a topic you want training on that is not on the list, please feel free to request it!

How Can I Contact a Child Care Health Educator?

  • Renee Y. Stonebraker, RS
    Serving the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in the northern part of the state including Choices, Child Care Resource Center and MountainHeart North.
    Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
    Cell Phone: 304-710-9695

  • Harmony Vance
    Serving the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in the southern part of the state including Link, Connect and MountainHeart South.
    611 Seventh Avenue, Suite 322
    Huntington, WV 25701
    Phone: (304) 529-7603 - (888) WVECTCR
    Extension: 3437
    Cell Phone: (304) 690-5826
    Fax: (304) 529-2535

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This program is being presented with financial assistance as a grant from the West Virginia Department of Human Services and is administered by West Virginia Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources, a program of River Valley Child Development Services.