Lori Barrett, Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Laboratory Preschool Director
144 Education Building / (304)367-4848
Locust Avenue Campus
The Early Childhood Teacher's Aide Skill Set Certificate is designed for individuals currently employed as a Teacher's Aide II in a public school setting. Completion of this skill set allows promotion to Teacher's Aide III.
The six credit hour skill set includes EC 1106 , Health and Safety in Early Childhood (3 credit hours) EC 1107 , and Early Childhood Curriculum (3 credit hours).
The Skill Set provides coursework to strengthen the teacher's aide's effectiveness in the classroom.
NOTE: Students in this program must pass a background check.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Teacher's Aide Skill Set Certificate, graduates will be able to do the following:
- Analyze health and safety practices in the early childhood environment
- Identify and implement appropriate sanitation practices in the early childhood classroom
- Document that all West Virginia Child Care Licensing regulations for center employees are met
- Recognize appropriate curriculum for a quality early childhood program
The Early Childhood Teacher's Aide Skill Set will satisfy the West Virginia Department of Education's qualifications for a Teacher's Aide III position and allow current Teacher's Aides a pathway for advancement with courses that can also be applied towards Advanced Skill Set and/or the Early Childhood AAS Degree.