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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.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher Assistants/aides may begin registering for the Spring 2014 early childhood courses on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Online Registration

For more information about WV Learns Early Childhood Online Learning opportunities please contact Donna Landin, WVDE Office of Instructional Technology at dlandin@k12.wv.us.

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.

Waiver Request for Community Programs (PDF)

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

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

Assistant Teachers

Application for Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher Authorization (Form 41) – use this form when applying for the permanent, the initial, or to renew the authorization for Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher (Pre-K – K). For additional information pertaining to the Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher authorization please contact Rhonda Crowley, WVDE Office of Early Learning at rcrowley@k12.wv.us or Doug Cipoletti, WVDE Office of Professional Preparation at dccipole@k12.wv.us.