About Us

The ICC was established in 1987 in compliance with the federal regulations governing state early intervention systems that address the needs of infants and toddlers, ages birth to three, eligible under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These regulations require each state to establish a state interagency coordinating council to advise and assist the lead agency in the development and implementation of the Part C statewide system.

In WV, the Lead Agency is the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), and the system is administrated through the Bureau for Public Health, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health. While the ICC provides advice and assistance to the lead agency with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the WV Birth to Three system, the lead agency has final authority in the administration of the state system.

Participation of parents, practitioners and community partners is valued and the expertise you bring to the Council is important to the success of the WV Birth to Three system.

Council meetings are open to the public and a Public Comment time is set aside at each meeting to hear from guests. This time is designed for the Council to learn from stakeholders to celebrate and recognize people, services and/or community activities which further best practice in the field of early care and education, as well as to hear comments and concerns in regard to services and supports in the early childhood community.

Highlights of the WVICC 2016-2017 work:

  1. Assist WV Birth to Three with State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Work

    • Serve as key stakeholder group for review/analysis of data and exploration of improvement strategies
    • WVICC members participating in SSIP Implementation Teams
  2. Review and provide input on development/revision of WV Birth to Three documentation and forms
    • WV Birth to Three Family Assessment
    • WV Birth to Three Individualized Family Service Plan
    • Welcome to WV Birth to Three card
    • Family Guide to Transition
    • Development of new brochures for families and physicians
  3. Partner with WV early childhood partners to educate and support children, families and early childhood professionals
    • Strengthen partnerships with other early childhood programs through opportunities to share information and resources
    • Partner with WV Infant Toddler Mental Health Association to create Social Emotional Resource component of their website
    • Supported transition of WV Birth to Three to the WV State Training and Registry System


          To contact us:

          99 Edmiston Way, Ste. 201
          Buckhannon, WV 26201

          Phone: 304-471-3443
          Fax: 304-471-3441
          Email: szickefoose@rvcds.org