Title 22 Programs
These are the minimum
educational requirements for most California preschool and childcare
Preschool Teacher: 12 units of Child Development to include:
Child Growth and Development (CD 125), Child Family and Community
(CD 131) and Program-Curriculum (CD 121, 123, 127, 129, 130,
Infant/Toddler Teacher: To work with children under two years
of age, the teacher must have the units described above including 3
units of infant/toddler curriculum or development. (CD 124, CD 143.)
School-Age Childcare: The same 12 units are required but
students may substitute coursework in Education, Human Services or
Social Welfare, Recreation or Physical Education that apply to
elementary school age children.
Directors: 12 units as described above and 3 units of
Administration (CD 137 or 138.)
Child Development Permit
credential is required for state funded program. The Teacher level
requires: 24 units of Child Development including courses in Child
Growth and Development, Child, Family and Community and
Program/Curriculum/Guidance and 16 units of general education with
at least one class from English, Social Science, Math or Science and
information go to www.childdevelopment.org.
Head Start Programs
Teachers must have a
state issued credential (See Child Development Permit above) OR an
Associates, Bachelors or Advanced degree in Child Development.
Family Home Child
There are currently no mandated educational requirements for Family Home Child Care Providers except for Pediatric
CPR training. Homes must be licensed through the Department of Social Services.