Advantage Valley is Fertile Soil for Growth-Minded Entrepreneurs

Advantage Valley has always been a great place to start or grow a small business, and our team provides a wealth of resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs alike. Our FASTER WV (Fostering Advantages for Start Ups & Entrepreneurial Resurgence in WV) initiative is here to identify, encourage, and support businesses like yours through a series of information-packed webinars and other helpful resources.

Start-Up Guides for Child Care Businesses in the Advantage Valley Region


 Advantage Valley is pleased to offer aspiring entrepreneurs access to the following updated Start Up Child Care Guides.  

The top row guides serve Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne Counties.

The bottom row guides serve Clay, Jackson, Kanawha and Roane Counties.


Childcare Homes

Childcare Facilities

Childcare Centers

Childcare Homes

Childcare Facilities


Childcare Centers



Start-Up Guides for Child Care Businesses

in the Advantage Valley Region


The early care and education (ECE) industry is essential to growing West Virginia’s economy. Access to ECE is an essential service and a key piece of our infrastructure. Its services allow families to work or go to school. Providers not only care for children and keep them safe; they also support their development and school readiness. ECE providers educate and prepare the next generation of workers, which directly impacts the size and quality of the future workforce.

*Thanks to the groups that contributed to the development of these startup guides, including the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, early care and education providers, KEYS 4 HealthyKids, West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics, The Ross Foundation, Appalachian Regional Commission, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, and Advantage Valley—the original sponsor of the startup guides.

* Special thanks to the West Virginia Small Business Development Center for updating the guides for a wider audience.


Child Care is the Workforce Behind the Workforce!

Pressing Need for More Childcare in the Advantage Valley Region


Advantage Valley

Bryan Shaw

Director of Entrepreneurial Development

(304) 352-1165
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Advantage Valley

Barbie Wood

FASTER WV Business Coach

(304) 633-4829
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Unlimited Future

Jules Bills

FASTER WV Business Coach

(304) 697-3007
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Archive of Recorded Webinars

Watch Now:


How to Start a Child Care Business

December 9, 2021


Start a Child Care Business

December 9, 2020

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