Child Development - School-Age

Child Development - School-Age 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 Child Development Teacher level certificate prepares the student to earn state certification as a Master Teacher, Site Supervisor, or Program Director.  The student may apply for as many certificates as they wish after fulfilling the requirements of each certificate.  These certificates meet the academic requirements according to Title 22 and may help the student be employed in the field of early childhood education.  There are no monetary fees for these certificates.

Program student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will apply developmentally appropriate art and craft ideas.
  2. Students will integrate a basic understanding of regular daily routines for school-age children.
Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses (12 Units)
CD 024 School-Age Development 3
CD 025 School-Age Curriculum 3
CD 026A Foundation of School-Age Child Care 1
CD 026B Quality School-Age Care 1
CD 026C School-Age Sports and Activities 1
CD 018 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
Total 12