Cerro Coso Community College

Children at the CDC

Permits

Child Development Permit Matrix with Alternative Qualification Options Indicated
Permit Title Education Requirement
(Option 1 for all permits)
Experience Requirement
(Applies to Option 1 Only)
Alternative Qualifications
(with option numbers indicated)
Authorization Five Year Renewal
Assistant (Optional) Option 1: 6 units of Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Child Development (CD) None Option 2: Accredited HERO program (including ROP) Authorizes the holder to care for and assist in the development and instruction of children in a child care and development program under the supervision of an Associate Teacher, Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor or Program Director. 105 hours of professional growth*****
Associate Teacher Option 1: 12 units ECE/CD including core courses** 50 days of 3+ hours per day within 2 years Option 2: Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and supervise an Assistant and an aide. Must complete 15 additional units toward a Teacher Permit. Must meet Teacher requirements within 10 years.
Teacher Option 1: 24 units ECE/CD including core courses**
plus 16 General Education (GE) units*
175 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years Option 2: AA or higher in ECE/CD or related field with 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting Authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and supervise an Associate Teacher, Assistant and an aide. 105 hours of professional growth*****
Master Teacher Option 1: 24 units ECE/CD including core courses**
plus 16GE units*
plus 6 specialization units
plus 2 adult supervision units
350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years Option 2: BA or higher (does not have to be in ECE/CD) with 12 units of ECE/CD,
plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting
Authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and supervise a Teacher, Associate Teacher, Assistant and an aide. The permit also authorizes the holder to serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development. 105 hours of professional growth*****
Site Supervisor Option 1: AA (or 60 units) which includes: 24 ECE/CD units with core courses**
plus 6 administration units
plus 2 adult supervision units
350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years including at least 100 days of supervising adults Option 2: BA or higher (does not have to be in ECE/CD) with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting; or Option 3: Admin. credential *** with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting; or Option 4: Teaching credential**** with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting Authorizes the holder to supervise a child care and development program operating at a single site; provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program; and serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development. 105 hours of professional growth*****
Program Director Option 1: BA or higher (does not have to be in ECE/CD) including: 24 ECE/CD units with core courses**
plus 6 administration units
plus 2 adult supervision units
One year of Site Supervisor experience Option 2: Admin. credential *** with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting; or Option 3: Teaching credential**** with 12 units of ECE/CD, plus 3 units supervised field experience in ECE/CD setting, plus 6 units administration; or Option 4: Master's Degree in ECE/CD or Child/Human Development Authorizes the holder to supervise a child care and development program operating in a single site or multiple sites; provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program; and serve as coordinator of curriculum and staff development. 105 hours of professional growth*****
NOTE: All unit requirements listed above are semester units. All course work must be completed with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited college. Spanish translation is available.
*One course in each of four general education categories, which are degree applicable: English/Language Arts; Math or Science; Social Sciences; Humanities and/or Fine Arts.
**Core courses include child/human growth & development; child/family/community or child and family relations; and programs/curriculum. You must have a minimum of three semester units or four quarter units in each of the core areas.
***Holders of the Administrative Services Credential may serve as a Site Supervisor or Program Director.
****A valid Multiple Subject or a Single Subject in Home Economics.
*****Professional growth hours must be completed under the guidance of a Professional Growth Advisor. Call (209) 572-6080for assistance in locating an advisor.

This matrix was prepared by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and posted by the Child Development Training Consortium. To obtain a permit application visit our website at http://www.childdevelopment.org or call (209) 572-6080.

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