The Certificate of Achievement meets all California requirements for teaching preschool children in private centers (centers which do not receive state or federal funding for the subsidy of low-income families). The Certificate of Achievement-Advanced, when combined with 16 quarter units of General Education, meets all California requirements to teach in public child development centers (centers which receive state or federal funding for the subsidy of low-income families). The A.A. Degree, which includes a specified number of General Education credits (transfer courses), qualifies a student for transfer to a four-year college or university, or qualifies a student for immediate job placement in a broad range of teaching and human service positions. Please see the Recommended Course Sequence (click the browser Back button to return to this page).
To see the certificates and degrees for child development and education, click here, then scroll down and click on the Child Development link.
The Child Development Training Consortium provides a matrix giving an overview of the requirements for various levels of teaching responsibility in early childhood settings. Go to the CDTC web site and click on the Child Development Permits icon. Once on that page, click on the English or Spanish version of the Child Development Permit matrix. Click on the icon above the language versions links to view a chart of the school-age emphasis matrix. For an overview of the Consortium, return to the home page and click on the Introduction to CDTC icon. Go to the CDTC web site.