Why were the changes/revisions necessary?
West Virginia’s Core Knowledge and Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals has been revised to reflect current research and best practices across all early childhood programs and settings. The Core Knowledge and Competencies reflect the complex knowledge, skills, abilities and dispositions of professionals that work with or on behalf of young children and families. Some of the changes are small, such as changes to wording or language.
Other changes are significant, such as the change from eight content areas to seven or the removal of tier levels. Whether large or small, all of the changes have been deliberate and carefully considered by early childhood leaders in our state.