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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

What is the Child Development Permit?

The Child Development Permit is a document that authorizes service in the care, development and instruction of children in a child development program. It verifies that you have fulfilled the requirements, established by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), for assisting, teaching or supervising in a child development program in the state of California.

Why is it important?

You must have a permit to be eligible to apply for jobs in subsidized centers funded by the Child Development Division of the California Department of Education. Other programs can choose to require permits as well.  Therefore it makes you more marketable in securing a job in the field.

Child Development Permits will offer more options in career choice and opportunities for advancement.  Sets a higher education standard thereby improving the quality of education for young children.

It demonstrates your professional knowledge and application and fosters professionalism in the field of Early Childhood Education.

We strongly encourage Early Childhood Development students to apply for their Child Development Permit.

 

What are the levels of the Child Development Permit?

Child Development Assistant

Child Development Associate Teacher

Child Development Teacher

Child Development Master Teacher

Child Development Site Supervisor

Child Development Program Director

*Child Development Permit Matrix  click this link to download the matrix with requirements for each level

How do I apply for a Child Development Permit?

You need to make an appointment with your PDC (Professional Development Coordinator) to complete an ECD  Professional Development Plan and determine your eligibility for a Child Development Permit.

How much does it cost to apply for a Child Development Permit?

The Child Development Training Consortium has funding resources to pay for the application processing fees, as well as reimburse $51 of Live Scan fingerprinting fees. First time applicants are responsible to pay the full amount of the Live Scan fees ($71-76) the day they get their fingerprints scanned. Reimbursement is mailed after your application has been returned to your PDC (Professional Development Coordinator.)

When should I apply for a Child Development Permit?

If you have already completed at least 6 units in Early Childhood Development you want to make an appointment with your PDC (Professional Development Coordinator) today to start the application process for a Child Development Permit.

Funding is limited  so make an appointment with your PDC now.

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    Phone: (510) 723-6600 | Last updated on 3/3/2014