Child Development - Associate Teacher

Child Development - Associate Teacher Local Certificate

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.

The student will be eligible for this certificate by completing 12 units of child development course work, including the State mandated core classes. All of the courses must be passed with a “C” or better.

Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
* CD 005 Child Development 3
* CD 010 Child, Family and Society 3
* CD 012A Principles & Practices of Early Childhood Education 3
Plus any 3 units from the following:
CD 002 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CD 003 Observation and Assessment 3
CD 004 Parenting 3
CD 012B Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education Field Work 3
CD 015 Literature and Language Arts for Young Children 3
CD 016 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CD 017A Sex Education for Parents and Teachers 1
CD 017B Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention 1
CD 017C Single Parenting 1
CD 018 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
CD 021 Infant and Toddler Caregiving 3
CD 023 Domestic Violence Recognition and Prevention 1
Total 12

* As marked, these are State mandated core courses which are required in order to teach in California and as mandated for the Child Development Permit.

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