For Substitute Teachers

Career Roadmap


ECE(Early Care and Education/Early Childhood Education) teachers support the learning and development
of young children from age 0 to 5 through research-based curriculum and instruction.

ECE teachers are professional educators who set the fundations for children's future success, not just child caregivers.

If you are interested in working in the ECE field, here is how:

Get ECE Units

ECE teachers in childcare facilities are generally required to have at least 6 ECE units to start.

Gain Experience

ECE teachers need to work at a childcare facility to get professional development hours.

Obtain Teaching Permit

There are 6 child development permit levels. Apply on the website www.ctc.ca.gov.

One Step Further

Pursue AA or BA degree in child development. And qualify to be a lead teacher potentially.