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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, Early Childhood Language and Literacy, Early Childhood Curriculum, Early Childhood Assessment, and Family and Community Engagement.

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION UPDATE

On January 3, 2017, individuals who have been assigned a k12.wv.us email address will login to WVLearns with their complete k12.wv.us email address as their user name. Those individuals who have been assigned a k12.wv.us email address will use their Office 365 password as their WVLearns password. Full time employees from Kanawha County, Jackson County and other counties using county e-mail addresses have been provided k12.wv.us email accounts. If you are a full-time public school employee and you are unaware of your k12.wv.us email address and/or your Office 365 password, then you must contact your county technology coordinator for this information, immediately.

If you are not a full-time public school employee in West Virginia, then a new WVLearns account must be created. Effective, December 28, 2016, your current WVLearns account, user name and password will no longer exist. You will need to complete the following registration form to be approved for a new account (click here). You must complete the registration form for a new account to be initiated. All registration information for new accounts will be verified. New accounts will be processed then you will receive information regarding your new account via email. You may register for a WVLearns course after you have completed instructions provided in the new account email.

Pre-K Lead Teachers

Early Childhood Pre-K Lead Teachers may begin registering for a special Fall session on September 1, 2017, at the following website via the following website: http://wvlearns.k12.wv.us. Courses will begin October 4, 2017 and end on November 21, 2017. Courses being offered:

  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Early Childhood Assessment
  • Early Childhood Family and Community
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Special Needs Inclusion
  • Early Childhood Language and Literacy

WVLearns 2017 - 2018 Session Dates

Winter Session: January 10 - February 26, 2018

  • Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Early Childhood Assessment
  • Early Childhood Family and Community

Spring Session: March 7 - April 24, 2018

  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Special Needs Inclusion
  • Early Childhood Language and Literacy

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 the Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher authorization please contact Rhonda Fisher, WVDE Office of Early Learning at rffisher@k12.wv.us or Jodi Oliveto-Moore, WVDE Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure at joliveto@k12.wv.us.

Waiver Request for Community Programs (PDF)

For additional information pertaining to Community Program Authorizations, contact Jodi Oliveto-Moore.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Assistant Teachers

NOTICE: To complete ECCAT course assignments, there is a requirement that all ECCAT course participants be in a pre-k or kindergarten classroom for a minimum of 4 hours per week for each of the 15 weeks the ECCAT course is in session.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher Assistants may begin registering for the Fall 2017 early childhood courses on August 1, 2017 via self-registration on WVLearns at http://wvlearns.k12.wv.us. ECCAT Courses will begin August 30, 2017 and end December 17, 2017.

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 Fisher, WVDE Office of Early Learning at rffisher@k12.wv.us or Christina Haymaker, WVDE Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure at chaymaker@k12.wv.us.