Professional Growth

Professional Growth Advisors

Professional Growth Advisor serves as your mentor to assist you with setting goals to upgrade your Child Development Permit. The advisor discusses activities that will contribute to your competence, performance, or effectiveness as an early childhood educator. The advisor verifies you have completed your professional growth activities.

Please note:

  • Professional Growth Advisors are volunteers from the ECE field and do not receive reimbursement of hours spent with advisees

  • Only those volunteers who have been trained can serve as a Professional Growth Advisor

  • You may request to see the Advisor's verification of training

  • Professional Growth Advisors and their advisees meet on their own time

  • Advising can be done face to face, over the phone or by email. A face to face meeting must be scheduled in order to complete a plan

  • Professional Growth Advisors may choose to accept or decline advisees

  • The advisee may also choose to change advisors if they wish

  • For information regarding the permit matrix and permit application stipends, visit the Child Development Training Consortium at

For information regarding professional growth advisors visit the Child Development Training Consortium by clicking here.

To see the Professional Growth Manual from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, click here.

Keys to Quality Professional Development Calendar FY 2022-2023 update 10-12-22.pdf

Networking Information

The Child Care Planning Council of Yuba & Sutter Counties encourages and promotes quality standards of care. The Council offers child care providers the following networks for more information.

Bi-County Daycare Association

Membership organization that promotes professionalism in family child care. They hold monthly network meetings with guest speakers, offer a mentor program for new providers and promote networking and collaboration with other groups and programs supporting quality child care.

Community Care Licensing (CCL), Division of California Department of Social Services| Chico office 530-895-5033 |

State agency responsible for evaluating and monitoring child care programs for compliance with State laws and regulations. This agency reviews and approves applications for licensed child care in Yuba & Sutter Counties.

Child Care Advocate Program|Natalie Dunaway, Child Care Advocate at 916-654-1544,

Seeks to promote the delivery of quality child care in California through communication, knowledge, and advocacy.

Children's Home Society of California (CHS)
Child Care and Development Services| 530-673-7503

Child Care Resource and Referral Program serving Yuba and Sutter Counties. Provides a free referral service for families seeking licensed child care.

Licensed providers can request to be put on the referral system. Providers can obtain information on legislation, zoning, child development publications and curriculum. Workshops are offered on a variety of topics including child development, child guidance, curriculum development, and program start-up and marketing. CHS publishes quarterly newsletter that includes events and activities for children and parents.

NACP Online Professional Education Center

Our training courses are designed to help child care professionals complete annual training requirements or acquire required training hours for those seeking a CDA or national credential. Our courses provide a variety of engaging topics designed specifically for the child care professional. For more information, visit our Web site listed above.