Care Courses may be used as professional growth activities towards renewing a Child Development Permit with prior
approval from your professional growth advisor. Care Courses may also be used towards obtaining and renewing your
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.
Possessing a CDA Credential qualifies for the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit and may also be used as
nine semester units of credit toward the overall 24 semester unit requirement for the other
Child Development Permits.
All Care Courses are approved by the California Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workforce Registry. For California
Registry training credit, please add your California Registry ID number to your Care Courses account. Once you
have added it, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can
report your training. Thank you!
To renew a Child Development Permit, you must plan a program of professional growth activities in consultation
with a professional growth advisor. Permit renewal requires completion of 105 hours of professional growth
activities in at least two of eleven categories and submission of the renewal documents and fee every 5 years.
Speak with your professional growth advisor to see how Courses may be used towards the renewal categories, such
Our courses are accepted in LA County for the education requirements for the Investing in Early Educators Stipend
Program only if you already have a BA/BS (or higher) degree.
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Opening a child care facility in California:
For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in California, please contact
your state licensing using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the
requirements, rules and regulations of your state.