Professional Development Sponsor Organizations

Achieve assists Professional Development Sponsor Organizations with offering quality professional development and learning opportunities. PD Sponsor Organizations play an important role ensuring practitioners have access to quality trainings, workshops, conferences, and institutes.

Programs offering training to those working in the childhood care and education field are encouraged to become an approved PD Sponsor Organization.

Examples include:

  • Resource and referral agencies
  • Professional associations
  • Programs that provide training to their staff
  • Colleges and universities

Approved PD Sponsor Organizations can post approved training opportunities on Develop. These trainings will qualify as approved on attendees’  learning records.

Achieve has two options for your organization’s conference approval available. These options are outlined here in the Conference Approval Guidelines.

Resources include National Speaker requirements and how-to guides (coming soon) specifically for PD Sponsor Organizations.

Achieve automatically approves Early Childhood and School-age related training from specific types of schools, agencies, organizations and publishers.  See who qualifies by reviewing this document.

PD Sponsor Organizations can view detailed instructions for the online course submission and approval process in this guide.

Questions?

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

FAQ’S

I’m planning a conference; how can I ensure it is approved by Achieve?

When planning your conference, you have two options for getting your conference or institute approved by Achieve. Both options are explained in detail in our Conference Approval Options.

Can I request that an organization be reviewed for Automatic Training Approval status?

Yes, individuals and organizations can nominate or request that an organization be reviewed for Automatic Training Approval status. Organizations must provide training related to the early childhood and school-age field to be considered for this status. Achieve will look at the criteria outlined on the Automatic Training Approval Eligibility Criteria Document to determine if Automatic Training Approval status is appropriate.

How do I know if my training organization is automatically approved?

Automatically approved organizations are listed on the Automatic Approval of Training document. Achieve will automatically approve Early Childhood and School-age related training from:

  1. Accredited colleges and universities
  2. Federal and Minnesota State agencies
  3. Organizations offering CEUs with current IACET accreditation
  4. Nationally recognized organizations listed in the chart on the Automatic Approval Training document
  5. Publishers of curriculum or assessment tools recognized by Parent Aware
  6. Minnesota Independent School Districts and MDE Recognized Charter Schools

What if I am a training organization and I’m interested in learning more?

The staff at Achieve can share details about how the policy and process applies to you. Contact Achieve at support@mncpd.org or (855) 378-3131.

I am a National Speaker and would like to become an Achieve trainer so I can submit a training for Achieve approval, what do I need to do?

National Speakers interested in becoming an Achieve approved trainer and submitting a training for approval can submit a trainer application under the Guest/Visiting Trainer type. View the National Speaker Requirements for more details.

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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