A Child Development Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is required for employment in a Title 5 school.  Application for a Child Development Permit at any level is made through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or the County Office of Education    Child Development full-time faculty members are available for consultation on coursework and application procedures.  Please contact the department. 
  • All unit requirements are semester units.
  • All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Permit applicants are required to demonstrate personal and professional fitness through a criminal background check/fingerprint clearance.

Financial assistance with application and fingerprint processing fees may be available through the Child Development Training Consortium.  Further information is available at www.childdevelopment.org 

For help with your application, contact full-time faculty member:

Cynthia Sheaks-McGowan (805) 533-4819