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CSPP - Staffing Qualifications

A permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing supervision of a child care and development program operating in multiple sites.

Program Director Qualifications

  • A permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing supervision of a child care and development program operating in multiple sites. This can be either of the following permits:

    • Child Development Program Director Permit
    • Children's Center Supervision Permit

OR

  • A CURRENT CREDENTIAL ISSUED BY THE Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing teaching service in elementary school or a single subject credential in home economics, and six units in administration/supervision of ECE/CD (not required to any person who was employed as a program director prior to 1/1/93 in a child care and development program receiving funding by the CDD) and 12 units of ECE/CD or at least two years’ experience in an ECE./CD program.
OR
  • An Administrative Services Credential authorizing administration or supervision in public schools in California that includes a preschool authorization.

For Severely Handicapped Programs only:
Education Code Section 8360.3

For School-Age Community Child Care Programs only:
CCR, Title 5, Section 18203

(For Severely Handicapped and School-Age Community Child Care Programs, the requirements have not changed.)



Site Supervisor Qualifications

  • A permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing supervision of a child care and development program operating in single site. This can be either of the following permits:

    • Child Development Site Supervisor Permit
    • Children's Center Supervision Permit

OR

  • A CURRENT CREDENTIAL ISSUED BY THE Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing teaching service in elementary school or a single subject credential in home economics, and six units in administration/supervision of ECE/CD (not required to any person who was employed as a program director prior to 1/1/93 in a child care and development program receiving funding by the CDD) and 12 units of ECE/CD or at least two years’ experience in an ECE./CD program.

OR

  • An Administrative Services Credential authorizing administration or supervision in public schools in California that includes a preschool authorization.

For School-Age Community Child Care Programs only:
Title5, California Code of Regulations, Section 18205

(For School-Age Community Child Care Programs, the requirements have not changed)


Teacher Qualifications

  • A permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program. This can be either of the following permits:

    • Regular Children’s Center Instructional Permit
    • Limited Children’s Center Instructional Permit
    • Emergency Children’s Center Instructional Permit
    • Child Development Master Teacher Permit
    • Child Development Teacher Permit
    • Child Development Associate Teacher Permit (Note: This permit authorizes the holder to supervise Assistant Permit holders and an aide.)

OR

  • A CURRENT CREDENTIAL ISSUED BY THE Commission on Teacher Credentialing authorizing teaching service in elementary school or a single subject credential in home economics, and 12 units in ECE and/or CD or two years’ experience in early childhood education or a child care and development program.

For Severely Handicapped Programs only:
Education Code Section 8360.3

For School-Age Community Child Care Programs only:
CCF, Title 5, Section 18206

(For Severely Handicapped and School-Age community Child Care Programs, the requirements have not changed.)

Questions:   Nikki Gracey | NGracey@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-5591
Last Reviewed: Thursday, April 7, 2016
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