FunShine Day Care opened its doors in Belington on March 4 offering a unique setting that caters to the emotional and developmental needs of all children.
The facility is open Mondays through Fridays from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. for parents who don't have the typical work schedule.
Becky Weaver Wolfe, owner, is a resident of Barbour County, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Studies from West Virginia University.
FunShine Day Care in Belington celebrated its grand opening on March 4 with a ribbon cutting. Assisting were, front row, from left, Anna Goff-Huffman, Nick Goff, owner Becky Wolfe, Emily Shahan with baby, Sophia, and Charlotte Weaver. Also marking the opening are Belington Police Chief Jeffrey Roy, Belington Mayor Jody Haller, DHHR Child Care regulatory Specialist Roberta Carpenter, attorneys Kate McGuire and Hunter Mullens, FunShine employees Barbara Smith and Brittany Talbott, the Rev. James Gray, Helen Gray, Rita Butcher, Beth Long, Belington Councilman Marshall Reed, Terri Kittle, Nancy Righman and Valerie Hurst.
She has worked at ResCare for the past 13 years where she had various roles in the care of adults/children.
Nick Goff, also a resident of Barbour County, has had a key role in preparing the facility to meet the licensing regulations from the office of the state fire marshal, the office of environmental health services and the Department of Agriculture. He worked many hours to prepare for the inspections to ensure compliance was met before opening the business.
Current employees are Brittany Talbott and Barbara Smith.
All employees must successfully complete CPR/First Aid training, obtain a food handlers card, complete 12 hours of training relevant to the provision of child care annually and pass a criminal background check.
Rates are $2.50 per hour, per child. The facility participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Anyone interested in enrolling a child may call Wolfe at 304-823-2448 or 304-677-0717.
FunShine is located behind the Mid-Town Motel in Belington in the round building.