Welcome to West Virginia University Child Learning Center

Meet the Center Director

Diane Rudash

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Phone: (304) 293-4866

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Our Educational Programs

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Infants

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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Toddler/Twos

An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Preschool

Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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School-Aged

Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Camp

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration

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Meet Our Teaching Team

Loni A.

Support Staff

I love teaching because: I make it fun! I absolutely love singing songs and reading books to each and every child. Interacting with children makes it a joy to be a teacher!

Teaching since: 2011

Laura M.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: it's a great feeling seeing them learn and grow.

Teaching since: 2007

Traci B.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing their development over a period of time; it's great to see them accomplish new tasks.

Teaching since: 2009

Jessica P.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love helping children learn and grow! It is amazing to help them realize the things they are capable of doing!

Teaching since: 2009

Suzanne S.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: there is no greater joy than to watch a child grow and learn and to know in some small way, you played a part in it!

Teaching since: 1985

Stephanie A.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: "Every day is new! Seeing the ""Aha!"" moments bring me daily doses of joy!"

Teaching since: 2002

Andrea C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing them have new experiences!

Teaching since: 2005

Kara B.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I think that teaching children is important because they are our future!

Teaching since: 2010

Jessica C.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love feeling like I make a difference. I love watching them grow and learn and seeing their smile when they reach the next developmental milestone.

Teaching since: 2009

Mary H.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love knowing I've had a good impact on the future generations.

Teaching since: 2016

Maria P.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I believe early education is important for child development. I love watching them grow, learn, and become more independent each day.

Brandon W.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: of the smiles on their faces as they learn and grow!

Teaching since: 2017

Morgan F.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: you never know what the day is going to bring. Watching each child grow and reach new milestones is the best part of each day!

Teaching since: 2017

Sarah T.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I can help expand on children's knowledge and curiosity

Teaching since: 2017

Emily D.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: they accomplish something new every day and for me to get to be a part of that and experience that with them is so fulfilling!

Teaching since: 2011

Chloe W.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: they bring joy and laughter that's contagious and they make exciting milestones every day!

Teaching since: 2017

Michelle C.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: Being an educator allow me to make a lifelong impression on young lives. It is my goal to ensure that they get their best start in life!

Teaching since: 2013

Kitty P.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: they are our future and it's rewarding to know that what I do directly impacts the world in a positive way. I also love teaching because children help me keep my sense of wonder and love of learning.

Teaching since: 2013

Kylee C.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing their excitement when they are learning and exploring new things!

Teaching since: 2015

Hannah B.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I love how honest and carefree children are. I love getting to know each child and being a part of their growth and development.

Teaching since: 2017

Ashley D.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy seeing kids learn. It's so amazing to see the kids' eyes light up when they learn something new and then do it on their own.

Teaching since: 2013

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The World at Their Fingertips

Our own World at Their Fingertips® curriculum is based on the research of the most renowned education experts. Designed by our education team, it’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.

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Language Works

Literacy, language, and love of books cultivated through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Science Works

Spurring a sense of wonder through observations and experiments in which we ask questions and form, record, and describe conclusions.

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Art Smart

Fostering an interest and appreciation of art, music, theater and dance, while encouraging individual talents and artistic expression.

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Math Counts

Early math concepts experienced through counting, sorting, patterning, one-on-one correspondence, and problem solving.

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Well Aware

Healthy living developed through physical activity, good nutrition, and healthful habits incorporated into every day routines.

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Towards a Better World

Experiences and activities designed to help children learn to respect our world, its diverse people, and the environment we live in.

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Caring Matters

Support for important social skills including compromise, self-regulation, negotiating with peers, and forming positive relationships.

“Thank you for playing an active role in Sean's growth and education. I really appreciate the time you spent with him and everything you taught him in class.”

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Yuxi

“Thank you for loving Sean with hugs and smiles every day. You give my child a sense of belonging, happiness, and comfort while in class.”

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Yuxi

“Ms. Morgan has been such a blessing as we have adjusted from a family of three to a family of four. She has catered to our little girl so much in these last few months, always making sure she gets the best care possible. We love all the photos we receive and updates throughout the day. Faye loves Ms. Morgan too! She has a natural talent for taking care of children & will make a wonderful mommy some day!!”

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Faye

“Ms. Kara has been a part of Lily's life for over a year now and we've been so blessed by her presence. Lily loves Ms. Kara so much and I can't imagine her transitioning to another room without you to help her. Ms. Kara is very kind and always very genuine with our daughter. That means the world to us!”

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Lilian

“Ms. Suzie is wonderful! She always greets Faye every morning with a smile. She is kind, sweet, and genuine. She has so much experience with infants and children, that I sometimes look to her for advice on how to raise my little girls. The classroom activities are wonderful and very creative. I can see how much Faye is learning every day. I hope Faye never has to transition!”

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Faye

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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