Early Childhood Teaching Assistant

Contact Info

Barbara Pavel-Alvarez
Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Early Childhood
B.S., M.S. West Virginia University
Office: ED 142
Phone: 304-367-4848

Contact Info-Janet Cole

Janet Cole
Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Program 
B. Ed. Southern Nazarene University
M. ECE Carlow University
Office: ED 140
Phone: 304-367-4853

Additional Faculty & Staff-Early Childhood

David Young
Adjunct Staff: Early Childhood

Contact Info-Brian A. Floyd

Brian A. Floyd, CEC, CCE, MA
Dean - School of Human Services
Executive Director of Culinary Academy
ACF Certified Executive Chef
ACF Certified Culinary Educator
M.A. Marshall University
Room: ED 143
Phone: 304-367-4409
Email: brian.floyd@pierpont.edu



This is an 18-hour skill set in Early Childhood Teaching Assistant. This certifi cate will satisfy the West Virginia Department of Education’s qualifi cations for Teacher Aide IV. Persons who desire employment as teachers aide in both elementary and early childhood classrooms will be potential students enrolling in this program. Also current Teacher Aides III will be interested in this training as it will qualify them for promotion and pay increase as Teacher’s Aid IV. The intent of a prescribed curriculum is to provide a pathway from aide to teacher through a step process that begins with certifi cates earned through the Community and Technical Colleges. In this manner, the potential teacher can earn a certifi cate, meeting state requirements for college credit, at various levels that will build towards an associate and/or a bachelor degree. The certifi cate in Early Childhood Teaching Assistant will lead seamlessly towards an associate degree in Early Childhood, without loss of credit and with a focused curriculum.

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