What is the Child Development Permit?

The Child Development Permit is a document which authorizes service in the care, development and instruction of children in a child care and development program. It verifies that you have fulfilled the requirements established by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), for assisting, teaching or supervising in a child development program in the state of California. You must have a permit to be eligible for child care and development teaching or administration positions funded by California Department of Education/Child Development Division. Other programs may choose to require the permit to document educational progress.

To apply for the permit, contact the Ventura County Office of Education:

Ventura County Professional Development Opportunities

California Workforce Registry

The California ECE Workforce Registry is a state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce for the purpose of improving professionalism and workforce quality to positively impact children. 

Community Agencies:

California Early Learning System Resources:

National Resources: