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Early Childhood E-Learning Opportunities

Early childhood educators working in West Virginia Universal Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms now have the opportunity to participate in e-Learning courses specifically designed for early childhood. Courses include Child Development, Early Childhood Special Needs Inclusion, Creating a Language Rich Environment, Early Childhood Curriculum, Early Childhood Assessment, and Family and Community Engagement.

Early Childhood courses will not be offered during the Summer 2014. Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher Assistants/aides and lead teachers may begin registering for the Fall 2014 early childhood courses on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Lead Teachers

Application for Community Program Authorization (Form 50) – use this form when applying for the permanent, the initial, or to renew certification to teach in a partnership between a local school system and a community PK program. This credential is required when the teacher does not hold a valid WV Professional Teaching Certificate endorsed for PK.

For additional information pertaining to Community Program Authorizations, contact Scottie Ford.

Pre-K Teacher Credential Application Process and Update (2012)

Assistant Teachers

For more information about the Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher authorization please contact Rhonda Crowley, WVDE Office of Early Learning at or 304.558.9994 OR Doug Cipoletti, Coordinator for the WVDE Office of Professional Preparation at or 304.558.7010.

For more information about WV Learns Early Childhood Online Learning opportunities please contact Donna Landin, Coordinator for the WVDE Office of Instructional Technology at or 304.558.7880.