Also see: Early Childhood Education Archive
Child Development Permit Advisory Panel
California currently has a six-tiered licensure ladder for ECE professionals known as the Child Development Permit Matrix. The Permit Matrix focuses on the number of units that are offered by an entity with regional accreditation rather than a defined program.
Pursuant to Senate Bill 858 (Chap. 32, Stats. 2014) the Commission has convened the Child Development Permit Advisory Panel (CDP AP) to review and update, if appropriate, its requirements for issuance and renewal of permits authorizing service in the care, development, instruction, and supervision of children in care and development programs and the programs that serve them. The work of the panel must be completed on or before July 1, 2016.
The work of the panel will be guided by the following three questions:
- What is the scope of knowledge and skill needed to work in ECE positions that require a Child Development Permit?
- How should the current permit structure be modified to ensure that ECE teachers and administrators are adequately prepared to work in this sector?
- How can the State best monitor and ensure quality in preparation of the ECE workforce?
In March 2015 an application process was opened for early childhood education and child development professionals interested in participating on the panel. The Commission received over 100 submissions from interested individuals. Twenty panelists were selected to represent the scope and diversity of early child care and education across the state and across all sectors of the system, from 4-year and community colleges preparing those who serve, to county and district offices of education administering programs and educators working in the classrooms. Click here to view the chart of panelists and state agency liaisons.
All meetings of the CDP AP will be held in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act and, as such, are open to the public; meeting agendas will be posted 10 days prior to each meeting. Please check this webpage for updates on future meetings.
Agenda items framing the work of the panel were presented to the Commission at its August 2014 and June 2015 meetings.