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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 Associate Teacher Permit   

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

(1) All of the following:

(A) Completion of a minimum of 12 semester units of coursework in early childhood education/child development (exclusive of field work used to satisfy Section 80111 a. 1. B) including at least one course in each of the following core areas: child/human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family relations; programs/curriculum; and

(B) Fifty days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care and development program, working at least three hours per day within the last two years.

(2) Completion of the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

(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. A Child Development Associate Teacher Permit shall only be renewed once, and may only be held for a total of ten years. Upon expiration of the renewed Child Development Associate Teacher Permit, the applicant must qualify for the Child Development Teacher Permit.

(1) In order to renew the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit, the applicant must have completed at least fifteen (15) semester units toward the Child Development Teacher Permit.

(2) At the end of the five year renewal period, the applicant must meet all requirements for a Child Development Teacher Permit. The Child Development Associate Teacher Permit may not be renewed a second time.

(3) An application for renewal must be accompanied by the required fees and verification that all renewal requirements have been met.

(d) Authorization.

(1) A Child Development Associate Teacher Permit authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and supervise a Child Development Assistant Permit holder and an aide.

(2) The Child Development Associate Teacher Permit With School-age Emphasis authorizes the holder to provide all of the services authorized for the Child Development Associate Teacher 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)

Reference:

Education Code 8363

Education Code 8370

(Amended By Register 2002, No. 29)