A Child Development permit authorizes service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program (any state licensed center-based child care and development program). These permits are designed for individuals working with children ages 5 and below. There are multiple levels within the structure of these permits that authorize different levels of care and instruction for young children, as well as supervision of child care and development programs.
Education code §8303(a) provides that, "each person employed by a public or private agency in a position requiring a child development permit for the supervision and instruction of children... shall be deemed to be employed in a position requiring certification qualifications."
|Child care and development program|
|Supervised field experience||Title 5 80105(d)|
|Professional growth||Title 5 80105(h)|
|HERO program (Accredited Home Economics Related Occupations program)||Title 5 80105(l)|
|Child Development Associate (CDA) credential|
|Local Assignment Options (Child Development)|
|Local assignment options for instruction||Education Code 8295|
|Local assignment staffing options for Program Director||Education Code 8298|