The State of California, Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, is responsible for issuing Child Development Permits to eligible students seeking employment in State funded early childhood educational programs or other selective children’s programs. The student with the intention of securing a Child Development Permit must follow mandated course requirements as outlined by the Child Development Permit Matrix handout. To secure a copy of the Child Development Permit Matrix contact a Child Development instructor or the coordinator of the Child Development Training Consortium. There is a monetary fee paid to the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing when se-curing the Child Development permit and as required, all course work must be passed with a grade of C or better.
Child Development - Assistant Teacher Local Certificate
The student will be eligible for this certificate by completing 6 units from the following child development courses and obtaining a “C” or better in the outcome of the courses. It is recommended the student start taking English 51A or English 1A before these courses or at the same time.
Upon completion of the program the student will be able to meet the following objectives:
- Integrate child development concepts into their daily practices with young children.
- Implement developmentally appropriate teaching practices with young children.
- Implement various techniques while working with infants, toddlers, young children and their families.
|Choose 6 units from the following list:
|Teaching in a Diverse Society
|Observation and Assessment
|Child, Family and Society
|Principles & Practices of Early Childhood Education
|Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education Field Work
|Literature and Language Arts for Young Children
|Introduction to Curriculum
|Sex Education for Parents and Teachers
|Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention
|Health, Safety and Nutrition
|Infant and Toddler Caregiving
|Domestic Violence Recognition & Prevention