All aboard! If you remember correctly, while documents are on the Island of Intake, they are scanned and electronically stored. After their departure from Intake, they travel to the Kingdom of Coding! Coding is a wonderous land all documents visit to be thoroughly evaluated before the information is entered on your Develop account. As you know, Achieve can only review and enter documents after you apply for or renew your membership in Develop. If you sent documents to Achieve without submitting your application, those documents are stuck at the port of entry (your file) waiting for you to apply in Develop; your documents do not get their one-way ticket to the Kingdom of Coding.
From all of us here at Achieve (because it’s not said enough), THANK YOU! It certainly takes a village. Whether you directly or indirectly support the care and education of children; your passion, knowledge, guidance and time does not go unnoticed. The Week of the Young Child allowed us to celebrate YOU, invaluable members of MN’s early childhood education workforce! We truly believe: When You Achieve, Minnesota Succeeds! Your work and dedication lays the foundation for so many children; it supports their successes in life and their bright futures.
Sending your documents to Achieve is optional and we realize there may be times you don’t need to send anything to us. Perhaps you sent all your documents during your last renewal or without a renewal and your documents weren’t processed. Maybe you took trainings that were electronically added to your learning record. Or maybe you just don’t have time right now to find and send copies of your training certificates, but you need a current membership for Parent Aware.Whatever the reason, we get it. Don’t stress out. You can submit an individual application without documentation in just two easy steps!
“My high school burned down, and all of the records were lost.” “I graduated 40 years ago, you can’t possibly ask me to go digging for my diploma.” “My high school closed and doesn’t exist anymore.” “I had my diploma in my car and then my car got stolen.” “I graduated, but never received a diploma because I moved right after graduation.” “Help, my dog ate my diploma!” Your Achieve team has heard all but one of the above statements from Develop users who have chosen to go through the Individual Membership process and need their high school completion verified. Providing proof of High school education is a requirement for members to achieve a Career Lattice step above Foundational Awareness on the Minnesota Career Lattice.
During our childhood, we were always asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” According to Tara, our operations coordinator, when she looked back at her own childhood memories, her dream was to become a swim teacher. It was a simple choice. She loved swimming through hula hoops and jumping off the high-dive. However, her dream ended as she grew older. She couldn’t stand being cold and wet…don’t even get her started on chlorine and hair health! Swimming just wasn’t as fun as it used to be. Most of us can relate to not fulfilling those early ideas of what we would become. As we grew and changed, so did our perspective.
Let’s travel back in time a bit…let’s go to that point in your childhood when checking the mailbox was always exciting and hopeful. When a letter or package had YOUR name on it. It wasn’t junk mail either, it was genuine and unexpected, intended just for you! Now hang on to that feeling and remember it when your next Career Lattice step certificate arrives!