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New TK Teacher Credentialing Requirements!


Pursuant to EC 48000(g), a school district or charter school shall ensure that credentialed teachers who are first assigned to a TK classroom after July 1, 2015, have, by August 1, 2023, one of the following:

  • At least 24 units in early childhood education, or child development, or both.

  • As determined by the LEA employing the teacher, professional experience in a classroom setting with preschool age children that is comparable to the 24 units of education described in bullet 1.

  • A child development teacher permit issued by the CTC


Any current credentialed teacher who is or was assigned to teach TK, or a combination class of kindergarten and TK, on or before July 1, 2015, is “grandfathered in” to teach TK without having to meet additional requirements. Any credentialed teacher assigned to teach TK, or a combination class of kindergarten and TK, after July 1, 2015, will have until August 1, 2023, to meet the above-mentioned education requirements.


TK comparable units – use this as a reference for units vs. comparable experience

TK Certification – use this to certify your TK teachers and keep in their personnel file

Application Process

To qualify for reimbursement, submit the following documents:

  • CTKS Reimbursement Application

  • A copy of your transcripts verifying the accredited college, the course name, number of units and proof of the receipt of a grade of “C” or better. Computer generated transcripts will be accepted if the college/university name, applicant’s name, course name, term and grade are included on the printout.

  • All applicable payment verification (receipts, proof of tuition payment, parking pass, etc.)  

  • W-9

  • CDE Confidential Profile Form

Submit all required documents by March 31, 2019 by email, mail or in person.  


To send by mail or in person, bring all documents to:

Child Care Coordinating Council

Attn: Rossnina Dort
640 East Main Street Suite #3

            Grass Valley, CA 95949


Or email to:


Keep a copy of all documents submitted, for your records. We will not give you copies of your application or any documents once they are submitted to CCCC. You will be notified by email confirming receipt of documents. Reimbursements are processed 2-3 weeks after approval, and as long as funds are available.  

CTKS Program Application and Forms
For more information:
CTKS Flyer
CTKS Program Guide​ 

Rossnina Dort, LPC Coordinator

Child Care Coordinating Council

(530) 271-0258

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