Professional Organizations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

Community Care Licensing State Regulations require students who work with young children to have a minimum of 12 units in Child Development. CHDV 100 and 115 are required core courses. CHDV 104 is highly recommended. Students must complete one curriculum 3 unit CHDV courses to complete the 12 units. Curriculum courses include CHDV 106, 142, 144, or CHDV 185.
Certificates meet the course requirements for teachers, site supervisors, and directors of private child care programs licensed by the California State Department of Social Services (Title 22), Community Care Licensing. The program also meets the course requirements for the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Child Development programs that are state funded or federally funded (Title 5 programs such as, Head Start, state preschool, etc.) follow the Child Development Permit matrix. In addition to the course work listed in the certificate, students must have experience working with young children in order to obtain an actual Child Development Permit from the State of California. For specific questions relating to the Child Development Permit, please contact the Child Development department chair for further information.