Childhood Care and Education Practitioners

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At Achieve, your application is processed as quickly and accurately as possible. Applications are processed in the order they are received and can take up to 6 weeks from when Achieve receives documentation. Click here to view an infographic that illustrates Achieve’s workflow process.

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Your Learning Record details your qualifications for working with children and families by providing an accurate record of your training and education. Access your Learning Record through your Develop account. This powerful tool is accepted as verified documentation outlining your achievements by:

  • Achieve Partners
  • Employers
  • Scholarship Processes
  • Regulatory Agencies

You can also include your Learning Record to enhance your resume.

View your Learning Record now!

Click below to sign in with your Develop ID number and password to get started.

Advance your career in the childhood care and education field with our Individual Training Needs Assessment (ITNA) tool. Use this tool to:

  • Learn more about yourself.
  • Make informed choices to improve your skills.
  • Find opportunities to help you achieve your goals.
  • Advance your Career Lattice Step.

Take the Individual Training Needs Assessment now!

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FAQ’S

Where can I find trainings?

Visit the Develop website to search for approved training events. Search by location, date, KFC, CDA Content Area, training level, language or course type.

How do I apply to become a Develop member and get a Career Lattice Step?

Please follow these steps to become a Develop member.

  1. Go to www.developtoolmn.org
  2. Click Login, located at the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter your Develop ID and Password to sign in.
  4. Check the Become a Member selection box.
  5. Click Apply/Renew.
  6. Fill out the online application. Click Save and Continue after your complete each page.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Please send documentation within ten days of your online application submission. Allow up to six weeks from the date we receive your documentation for processing
  9. Your Career Lattice step will be assigned. A Career Lattice step certificate valid for one year will be mailed to your address on file.

How do I renew my membership and get an updated Career Lattice Step?

Please follow these steps to renew your Develop membership.

  1. Go to www.developtoolmn.org
  2. Click Login, located at the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter your Develop ID and Password to sign in.
  4. Check the Renew your Membership selection box.
  5. Click Apply/Renew.
  6. Review and update the online application. Click Save and Continue after you complete each page.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Please send documentation within ten days of your online application submission. Allow up to six weeks from the date we receive your documentation for processing.
  9. Your Career Lattice step will be assigned.  An updated Career Lattice step certificate valid for one year will be mailed to your address on file.

What kind of documentation should I send in for my application?

Please review our Acceptable Documentation policy.

Achieve will record college level coursework on your learning record. The following requirements must be met.

  • College level coursework must be listed on an official college transcript (sent directly from the college to Achieve in a sealed envelope).
    • Achieve – The MN Center for Professional Development
      2908 Marketplace Drive, Suite 103
      Fitchburg, WI 53719
  • Course content must be at least 50% related to MN’s Knowledge and Competency Frameworks.

Contact us at support@mncpd.org with any questions.

How do I send in my documentation?

To complete your application, send documents to Achieve. Documents will not be returned to you.

  • Email – include your Develop ID# in your email.
  • Mail – include your Develop ID# on your documents.
    • Achieve – The MN Center for Professional Development
      2908 Marketplace Drive, Suite 103
      Fitchburg, WI 53719
  • Fax – include your Develop ID# on your cover sheet.
    • (877) 379-2467

Official Transcripts – must be directly sent to Achieve by your college using the email or fax options listed above.

I don’t have any documentation to submit for my application.

Please follow these steps to inform Achieve that you do not have any documentation to submit with your application.

  1. Go to www.developtoolmn.org
  2. Click Login, located at the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter your Develop ID and Password to login.
  4. Click I have no documentation to submit, the blue button located on your summary page.
  5. Click Confirm. Allow up to six weeks for application processing.

How often can I advance my Career Lattice Step?

Career Lattice Steps are assessed based on the documents received with your application. Please review the requirements for each step on our Career Lattice here:

https://mncpd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Career_Lattice.pdf

If you have additional trainings, college courses or degrees to add to your account that will increase your step, please renew your membership and send Achieve the required documents.

How do I know what training counts towards my licensing?

Please contact your licensor with any questions related to their specific training requirements. The general number for Licensing is (651) 431-6500.

I have a question about my Parent Aware Rating and my QDP. Who do I contact?

Please contact Parent Aware directly with any questions related to your Parent Aware rating or QDP (Quality Documentation Portfolio). They can be reached by email at support@parentaware.zendesk.com.

How do I print my Learning Record?

Please follow these steps to print your Learning Record.

Please make sure that you have Adobe Reader downloaded onto your computer. You will need this to view and print your Learning Record.

  1. Go to www.developtoolmn.org
  2. Click Login, located at the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter your Develop ID and Password to sign in.
  4. Locate Application Reports, located on the right side of the screen.
  5. Click on the Learning Record you want to view, CDA, Knowledge and Competency Framework, or DHS Licensing Learning Record.
  6. Print or download the Learning Record.

My college has closed. How can I find out where my transcripts are being held?

There are two resources that may help you if your school has closed:

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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