Relationship-Based Professional Development

Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD) support focuses on learning through one-on-one interactions between practitioners and coaches, consultants, or mentors. The goal of this type of individualized support is to improve the developmental outcomes of young by increasing practitioners’ knowledge, skills, & abilities.  RBPD Specialists provide practitioners with competency-based expert guidance and customized support to foster professional growth and career achievement.

RBPD Specialists do more than give advice and support! Specialists promote high quality care and teaching practices based on research-based best approaches and strategies in the field (CEED, 2016).

At Achieve (MNCPD) we proudly facilitate the approval of RBPD Specialists!

Resources: Center for Early Education and Development. (2016, August). Minnesota’s knowledge and competency framework for relationship based professional development specialists.

Are you interested in becoming an Achieve approved RBPD Specialist? Excellent! Your first step is to complete all of the approval requirements for the specific RBPD type you are interested in becoming.

Knowledge and Competency Framework for RBPD Specialists

Coming Soon! Check back for the newly created Knowledge and Competency Framework for RBPD Specialists.

Submitting RBPD Events

Coming Soon! This is a comprehensive guide on how to submit an RBPD event approval.

Child Care Aware of MN has more information on RBPD Specialist support as well as an RBPD Specialist Manual.

Questions?

We have answers!

Contact

MNCPD Staff - Contact Us

PHONE: 1-855-378-3131
EMAIL: support@mncpd.org

FAQ’S

How do I know if I qualify to become an RBPD Specialist?

Review our current RBPD endorsements and their specific requirements here.

I’m interested in becoming an RBPD Specialist, how do I apply?

Please follow these steps to submit an RBPD Specialist application

  • Check to see that you meet the RBPD endorsement requirements here.
  • Log in to Develop as an individual.
  • On your Account Summary page, click the box next to Become a RBPD Specialist.
  • Click Apply/Renew.
  • Enter your information for each tab and click Save and Continue throughout the application.
  • Click Submit Application on the last page of the application.
  • Send us documentation specific to your selected endorsement to complete the application. Email, fax, or mail your documentation to Achieve (MNCPD). Documentation includes your training certificates and educational documents. Click here for more information on acceptable documentation.

Email: support@mncpd.org

Fax: (877) 379-2467

Mail: Achieve MN Center for Professional Development
          2908 Marketplace Drive, Suite 103
          Fitchburg, WI 53719

The RBPD Specialist approval process takes up to six weeks.

How long does RBPD approval take?

We will complete your RBPD Specialist application within six weeks of receiving your application documentation.

I’m interested in working with an RBPD Specialist, how can I connect with one?

Please follow these steps to find an RBPD Specialist:

  • Log in to Develop as an individual.
  • Click Search for Training on the left column.
  • Click the Trainer Directory tab.
  • Click the RBPD Specialists tab. A search form will appear.
  • Search by name/ID, assessment, endorsements, county or keyword and click Search for RBPD Specialists.
  • Click on the resulting name for more information about each RBPD Specialist.

Do hours with my coach, consultant, or mentor count toward the Career Lattice?

Yes, hours spent with an approved RBPD Specialist count as approved professional development hours. These hours can advance your Career Lattice step. However, hours classified as Technical Assistance will not advance your Career Lattice step.

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KCF CONTENT AREACORE COMPETENCY (OLD)CDA CONTENT AREA
I: Child Development and LearningI: Child Growth & Development8: Principles of Child Development and Learning
II.A: Creating Positive Learning ExperiencesIIa: Creating the Learning Environment2: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
II.B: Promoting Cognitive DevelopmentIIc: Language and Literacy IId: Cognitive Development2: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional DevelopmentIIe: Personal and Social Development IV: Interactions with Children3: Positive ways to support children’s social and emotional development
II.D: Promoting Physical DevelopmentIIb: Physical Development2: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
II.E: Promoting Creative DevelopmentIIf: Creativity and the Arts2: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development
III: Relationships with FamiliesV: Families and Communities4:Strategies to establish productive relationships with families
IV.A: Observing, Recording and Assessing DevelopmentIII: Assessment and Planning for Individual Needs7: Observing and recording children’s behavior
IV.B: Assessing and Using Information to PlanIII: Assessment and Planning for Individual Needs7: Observing and recording children’s behavior
IV.C: Assessing and Using Information to Enhance and Maintain Program QualityVII: Program Planning and Evaluation5: Strategies to manage effective program operation
V: Historical and Contemporary Development of Early Childhood EducationN/A6: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
VI: ProfessionalismVIII: Professional Development and Leadership6: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
VII.A: Establishing Healthy PracticesVI: Health, Safety and Nutrition
1: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment
VII.B: Ensuring SafetyVI: Health, Safety and Nutrition
1: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment
VII.C: Providing Healthy NutritionVI: Health, Safety and Nutrition
1: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment
VIII: Application through Clinical ExperiencesN/A6: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism