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West Virginia Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources
The West Virginia Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources project (WVECTCR) provides resources and professional development opportunities for early care and education professionals and parents throughout the state.
The objectives of the WVECTCR project are to:
- Increase awareness of and support for educational and professional development opportunities throughout the early childhood community in order to ensure maximization of scarce resources and avoid duplication of efforts
- Coordinate training and technical assistance opportunities for the early childhood community in order to increase availability, access and build capacity
- Provide leadership and coordination for the WV STARS professional development system, which encourages professional development of early care and education providers, ensures quality of training and trainers, and recognizes providers for their training
- Coordinate the provision of financial assistance to West Virginia child care centers and family child care homes pursuing or renewing National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)/National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) accreditation; and provide accreditation technical assistance and mentoring to child care centers.
This project is funded in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Resources/Bureau for Children and Families/Division of Early Care and Education; Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health/ Birth to Three System; Head Start State Collaboration Office; and Department of Education/Office of Special Education.
Reviewed July 2018.
In December, 2013, New Jersey became one of the six newest states to receive a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant.