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, Early Childhood Curriculum (3 credit hours) and one additional credit hour with advisor approval required.
The Skill Set provides course work to strengthen the teacher’s aide’s effectiveness in the classroom.
- 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 Certificate 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.
Students in this program must pass a background check.
This program alone does not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an Associate or Certificate of Applied Science degree major of study in which the courses are embedded.
Substitution may be made for an EC course upon approval by Program Coordinator.