The early years of a child’s life, including their time spent in early learning readiness programs such as WV Universal Pre-K or Kindergarten, are the most formative years for the development of positive foundations to learning across domains. Creating shared understanding of the critical importance of providing high-quality early learning programming is needed to close the third grade literacy achievement gap and to ensure each student in West Virginia is on course for eventual college and career readiness.
The intent of the Evidence of Learning Resource Site and the WV Early Learning Readiness: Kindergarten Resource Book is to provide a guide for kindergarten educators and administrators as they integrate applicable policies and content standards and objectives into the classroom. Providing a common understanding of the shared components that comprise a high-quality early learning readiness program through this resource will yield positive benefits for all young learners.
Though provided here and on the WVDE Office of Early Learning website as a downloadable publication, please understand that this resource is a dynamic, rather than static, document that will be revised as additional resources are developed. For individual documents or additional resources, visit http://wvde.state.wv.us/oel/ and select “Grades Pre-K – K”.
We ask that you please help create a shared understanding of the contents of the WV Early Learning Readiness: Kindergarten Resource Book with those who serve kindergarten children throughout our state. It is with your assistance that West Virginia’s commitment to the success of every young child can ensure the holistic development of all young learners in our state.