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

Carolyn M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It is rewarding to watch children grow and change as they reach and accomplish many milestones.

Teaching since: 1989

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

Samantha W.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love seeing children learn and reach their milestones. I love teaching children words and watching their reactions to trying new words.

Teaching since: 2010

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

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

Cathy G.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: It is rewarding to watch children grow and change as they reach and accomplish many milestones.

Teaching since: 1989

Mary H.

Preschool Classroom

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

Teaching since: 2016

Kathy T.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to see the wonder in their eyes and the smiles on their faces when I teach them something new.

Teaching since: 1998

Kimberly H.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: They're very intelligent and loving!

Teaching since: 2017

Brandon W.

Preschool Classroom

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

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

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

Linda J.

Toddler Classroom

I love teaching because: it is very rewarding to know that we are helping shape the future adults of the world!

Teaching since: 2014

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

Taylor C.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: I love the fact that every day is a new day and you never know what to expect. I enjoy seeing a child's face when they learn!

Teaching since: 2016

Lindsay G.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I love to teach because I love to help children learn and grow. Their creativity, imagination, and compassion inspires me.

Teaching since: 2013

Mary-Margaret R.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: children are the future! It is so important to me to nurture the minds of our future leaders.

Teaching since: 2016

Abigail T.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I think they are amazing to work with because they remind everyone of hope and love. I strive to create a welcoming and caring environment!

Teaching since: 2017

Sara M.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: watching children learn, grow, and figure out problems with my assistance gives me a sense of pride. Plus the smiles always make for a great day!

Teaching since: 2013

Alexis A.

Twos Classroom

I love teaching because: you get to help kids grow and learn and they are so excited about everything!

Teaching since: 2016

Krista-Gay T.

Infant Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy nurturing children and providing opportunities for them to create pathways that help them to be a part of their own development!

Teaching since: 2018

Donna S.

Preschool Classroom

I love teaching because: I enjoy the delight and joy on the children's faces as they explore their world and make new discoveries.

Teaching since: 1992

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

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Science Rocks

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.

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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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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