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West Virginia & Lillio Academy

Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in West Virginia?

Yes! Lillio Academy is accepted by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and West Virginia State Training and Registry System to be used towards 15 non-STAR hours. Educators must submit a completed Non-STARS Training Submission Form along with Lillio Academy certificate(s) of completion to WV STARS to have their courses applied to their WV STARS Learning History Record.

Please Note: All Webinars and Lillio Basic Courses must NOT be submitted to your registry. They do not meet specific learning requirements for the state and will not be accepted if submitted.

Sign up for Lillio Academy to complete your professional development hours at your convenience! You can work at your own pace from wherever you want. Once you complete a course, you can download your certificate! 

West Virginia Child Care Training Requirements:

In accordance with 78CSR1.8.7.a, all qualified staff shall complete 15 hours of approved training within the first year of employment. A director shall have 6 hours of management training within the required annual hours, and staff members shall have 6 hours of training related to the age group of children they care for within the required annual hours. 

All qualified staff are required to apply for credentialing on the WV STARS Career Pathway. Providers can achieve a West Virginia Training Certificate in Early Care and Education (WVTCECE) by completing 120 hours of training in the core competencies of early childhood education awarded through the WV STARS Professional Development System. WV STARS does not have any requirements regarding what type of training a participant must complete to meet one of the Career Pathway renewal requirements and is separate from any licensing, regulatory, or monitoring agency that may have requirements for training attendance. Participants are encouraged to contact those agencies for their specific training requirements.

Training topics are in alignment with West Virginia’s Core Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals:

  • Child growth and development 

  • Family and community relationships 

  • Child observations and assessment 

  • Environment and Curriculum 

  • Child observation and assessment 

  • Professionalism and leadership 

  • Administration and management 

Click here to learn more about the courses Lillio Academy offers covering required training topics! 

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for your state's specific requirements, rules, and regulations. The West Virginia licensing website can be found here.

Last Updated: May 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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