The Child Care Licensing Program licenses both Child Care Centers (CCCs) and Family Child Care Homes (FCCHs) in California. The Child Care Licensing Program ensures that child care facilities operate according to the California Health and Safety Code and Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.
Child Care facilities include:
In order to get a Child Care Center License:
Within the Child Care Center licensing laws and regulations are specific staff qualifications.
Fully Qualified Teacher
A current and valid Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with the appropriate age-level endorsement issued by the CDA National Credentialing Program of the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition provides the necessary units to qualify as either an Aide or a Fully Qualified Teacher (Regulation 101216.1 of the California Health and Human Services Child Care General Licensing Requirments). The Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE), and it is a crucial stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE. Not only that, the CDA is recognized in all 50 states. So no matter where you are, your achievement will be recognized.