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Child Development Permit Requirements for HFDH

HFDH requires that all teaching staff hold a California Child Development Permit or be eligible to hold one. The California Child Development Permit is issued through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. At present, this permit is required of employees of Early Childhood programs licensed under Title V. The permit enables a teacher to move along a career ladder which supports a hierarchy of professional goals and competencies relative to employment and leadership. HFDH requires that every Head Teacher hold a Master Teacher or Site Supervisor permit. Having a BA or BS is preferred. If applying for a teacher position in our Infant and Toddler program, you must have at least three units of infant/toddler course work. Official transcripts are reviewed before the hiring process is finalized. In order to advance to the next pay grade and responsibility level at HFDH, a teacher must have, or have applied for, the permit necessary for that position.

Permit Education Requirement Experience Requirement
Associate Teacher 12 units of ECE/CD including core courses1 50 days of 3 or more hours per day within 2 years
Teacher 24 units ECE/CD including core courses1 plus 16 general education (GE) units2 175 days of 3 or more hours per day within 4 years
Master Teacher 24 units ECE/CD including core courses1 plus 16 GE units2 plus 6 units in an area of specialization plus 2 units adult supervision 350 days of 3 or more hours per day within 4 years
Site Supervisor AA (or 60 units) with 24 ECE/CD including core courses1 plus 6 units administration plus 2 units adult supervision 350 days of 3 or more hours per day within 4 years including at least 100 days supervising adults
Program Director BA including core courses1 plus 6 units administration plus 2 units adult supervision Site Supervisor status and one program year of adult supervision experience
 
1 Core courses are: Child growth and development; Child/family/community; and Program/curriculum (applicants for the infant/toddler program must also have an Infant/toddler development class).
2 One course in each of four general education categories is required: English; Social science; Humanities; and Math or Science.
NOTE: Each level of the permit requires a 5 year renewal of 105 hours of professional growth.

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