California Child Development Permits

There are multiple levels of the California Child Development Permit. For more information about the California Child Development Permits, please visit the Commission of Teacher Credentialing website.

Recommended Major Courses

We highly encourage current CAD Early Care & Education and CAD Early Childhood students to use the Early Childhood Recommended Courses for CA Child Development Permit document that is included in their CAD Major Planning Worksheet for their specific bulletin year.

Recommended Minor Courses

We highly encourage current Early Childhood Development Minor students to review our Early Childhood Development Minor webpage.

Funds For Permit Applications, Renewals & Upgrades

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) has funds for application fees associated with permit applications, renewals and upgrades.

Support With Permit Applications

The Professional Development Project (PDP) housed within the Child Development and Family Studies Department at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) approves and submits Child Development Permit applications on behalf of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Reduced processing fees and support are often available through a partnership between the Child Development Training Consortium and CCSF. CCSF has been approved to expedite and verify permit applications for the CTC. PDP advisors also conduct workshops at SF State each month.