Schoenbaum Center

Connect Child Care Resource and Referral

Toni Walters, Director

Toni Walters, Director

Connect is a program of River Valley Child Development Services and is presented with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

We are a community service organization that works with parents, alongside child care providers and community organizations, to promote quality child care services across West Virginia. Our case managers assist in locating child care providers that meet families’ specific needs, help find information about quality care for children, and determine if a family is eligible for subsidized care.

We also operate the program TRAILS (Traveling Resource and Information Library Service). TRAILS is a mobile resource program that travels around the state with developmentally appropriate toys, games, books, and a variety of other resources aimed to improve the quality of the program. They also offer assistive technology items for providers who care for children with special needs.

Our staff includes a trained behavior consultant who works with child care providers on issues such as child development, developmental disabilities and delays, special education, developmentally appropriate practices, environment, positive discipline, and behavior guidance.


1701 5th Ave, Box 4 
Charleston, WV 25387
Phone: 304.414.4488
Toll Free: 888.595.8290
Fax: 304.414.4694

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Service Area
Our agency serves the families of Kanawha, Jackson, Clay, and Roane counties.