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Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under the Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970 Article 5. Permits Authorizing Service in Child Care and Development Programs Child Development Assistant Permit   

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(a) Requirements. Each applicant for a Child Development Assistant Permit shall comply with the procedure prescribed for application in Section 80107 and shall meet one of the following:

(1) Completion of six (6) semester units of early childhood education or child development coursework;

(2) Completion of an accredited secondary Home Economics Related Occupations (HERO) program supported by local, federal, or Regional Occupational Center/Program (ROC/P) funds or Regional Occupational Program (ROP) in Child Development Related Occupations; or

(3) Completion of equivalent training approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Equivalent training may include traditional coursework taken through a regionally accredited institution of higher education and Commission approved alternative education programs.

(b) An individual may apply for this permit with a "School-Age Emphasis" by completing half of his/her units in school-age coursework.

(c) Term and Renewal. The Child Development Assistant permit shall be issued for five years and may be renewed for a five year period upon submission of the following:

(1) an application for renewal;

(2) required fees; and

(3) verification of completion of 105 hours of professional growth.

(d) Authorization.

(1)The Child Development Assistant Permit authorizes the holder to care for and assist in the development and instruction of children in a child care and development program under the supervision of a CDP Associate Teacher, CDP Teacher, CDP Master Teacher, CDP Site Supervisor, or CDP Program Director.

(2) The Child Development Assistant Permit With School-age Emphasis authorizes the holder to provide all of the services authorized for the Child Development Assistant Permit holder as well as provide services in the care, development, and instruction of children in before-school, after-school and other school age child care programs.

Authority cited:

Education Code 8363

Education Code 8370

Education Code 44225(d)


Education Code 8363

Education Code 8370

(Amended By Register 2002, No. 29)