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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 early childhood education (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 Early Learning and Care Division [ELCD]) 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:
California Education Code (EC), Section 8360.3

For School-Age Community Child Care Programs only:
California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR), 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 ELCD) 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:
5 CCR, 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:
EC, Section 8360.3

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

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

Questions: Please contact your Child Development Consultant at the ELCD Consultant Regional Assignments Web page.

Questions:   Early Learning and Care Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Monday, June 15, 2020
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