I am looking for a college offering ECE/CD courses
The following is a list of colleges with coursework and degrees in Early Childhood Education and Child Development in Santa Clara County. Scroll below the list to view the colleges on an interactive map.
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
1070 Innovation Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy, CA 95020
3000 Mission College Blvd. MS/6
Santa Clara, CA 95054
2100 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0075
14000 Fruitvale Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
How do I find what is required for my ECE/CD degree?
The system in each college can be slightly different. The following strategies may be of use at any college.
- Search for the course catalog on your college’s website.
- Make an appointment with an academic advisor at your college.
- Look on your college’s CD/ECE website.
- Ask a Child Development instructor.
- Ask the Chair of the department.
I need to apply for, renew or upgrade my permit
CALIFORNIA CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
To learn more about the different levels of the child development permit and the requirements for each, refer to the permit matrix:
To apply for a permit: The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing CTC issues Child Development Permits for the State of California.
To find a Professional Growth Advisor: To find out who is qualified to serve as a Professional Growth Advisor, please see page 5 of the Professional Growth Manual.
REIMBURSEMENT FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMITS
The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) pays the permit application fee and Live Scan fingerprint processing reimbursement for application for, renewals of, or upgrading to Assistant, Associate Teacher, and Teacher Permit. Download your form to apply for this permit stipend at CDTC’s website.
What are the three core courses?
For the Child Development Permit Matrix and most child development degrees, three core courses are required:
- Child Development
- Child Family and Community
The California Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP) identified a lower division program of study that includes 8 courses, including the three core courses.