Child Development Services
Little girl climbing ladder.West Virginia Early Childhood Education Training Connections & Resources

WV Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources (WVECTCR) is a statewide program designed to provide professional development opportunities for the early care and education community. Through an extensive network of information, training and technical assistance, resources, and collaboration, WVECTCR strives to improve the quality of early education services for young children and their families.

http://www.wvearlychildhood.org

Helping Families, Children and Communities

Families:

West Virginia Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) ?optimizing the health and development of young children and their families by providing a means for family members to share their experiences as well as work to problem solve around system issues.

Camp Gizmo ?a five day, hands-on camp where parents learn how assistive technology can help young children with significant and multiple developmental needs.

Celebrating Connections ?designed for parents and professionals to attend sessions for relevant information about practices, policies, planning and research that enhances community partnerships and quality in early care and education and the opportunity to network with other parents and professionals and participate in a diverse array of early childhood education discussions.

Behavior Consultation Coordination ?Link children who have social/emotional needs, as well as their families and caregivers, with appropriate services, including special education, community health, and mental health services, and facilitate those linkages to assure that children can benefit from child care services.

WV State Training and Registry System (WV STARS) ?improving the quality of care and education for young children and their families by enhancing the skills and career opportunities for all those who care for and educate our youngest citizens.

Publications ?West Virginia Early Childhood Provider Quarterly, Parent Blocks Newsletter, Choosing the Right Child Care Provider, Helping WV Families Afford Child Care and Adventure in Better Child Care.

Parent Stipend Support ?provide opportunities/support for parents to attend training opportunities.

Children:

West Virginia Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) ?children are supported as practitioners discover new and innovative ways of meeting the needs of children and families.

Camp Gizmo ?a five day, hands-on camp where children receive assistance from professionals who help them and their families identify and apply new strategies for solving their multiple assistive technology needs.

Behavior Consultation Coordination ?Link children who have social/emotional needs, as well as their families and caregivers, with appropriate services, including special education, community health, and mental health services, and facilitate those linkages to assure that children can benefit from child care services.

WV State Training and Registry System (WV STARS) ?improving the quality of care and education for young children and their families by enhancing the skills and career opportunities for all those who care for and educate our youngest citizens.

Communities:

West Virginia Early Intervention Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) ?supporting a community of practitioners, professionals and families to build and support communities to include every child and family in their area.

Celebrating Connections - designed for parents and professionals to attend sessions for relevant information about practices, policies, planning and research that enhances community partnerships and quality in early care and education and the opportunity to network with other parents and professionals and participate in a diverse array of early childhood education discussions.

Great Beginnings ?designed for infant/toddler caregivers to provide relevant information about practices, policies, planning and research that enhances community partnerships and quality in early care and education and the opportunity to network with other caregivers and participate in a diverse array of infant/toddler discussions.

Behavior Consultation Coordination ?Provide telephone and on-site consultation and professional development to early childhood providers regarding behavior and positive guidance.

Apprenticeship for Child Development Specialist (ACDS) ?a training opportunity for those working with young children, birth to eight that improves the quality of care a child care program has to offer children and families.

Nurse Health Consultants ?Promoting healthy children, families and communities through the education of child care providers on health related topics.

WV State Training and Registry System (WV STARS) ?improving the quality of care and education for young children and their families by enhancing the skills and career opportunities for all those who care for and educate our youngest citizens. Publications ?West Virginia Early Childhood Provider Quarterly

Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® WEST VIRGINIA ?provides qualifying child care providers with scholarship assistance to work toward an post-secondary degree in early childhood education. T.E.A.C.H. increases teacher education and wage levels while reducing teacher turnover rates. As a result, T.E.A.C.H. is helping to build a qualified, sustainable early childhood workforce.

Early Childhood Training/Technical Assistance Grants ?provided financial assistance with early childhood conferences statewide.

Training Calendar ?provides information about trainings statewide.

More Info:

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