The California DMV isn’t always the most helpful place. But, sometimes they have some gems. (By the way, speaking from personal experience, if you need to go in, make an appointment. The appointment process is a breeze! You can do that here.)
However, when I was looking for a driver handbook, I came across this gem. It is their Fast Fact brochure on Preparing your Teenager for Driver Training and Driver Education. This will walk you through what you need to know for your teenager to get his or her license.
Please take the time to read this so that when your teenager comes to you wanting a permit, you are prepared!