Community Board

Looking for a way to connect with fellow Develop members? You are in the right place!

The Achieve Community Board offers the MN Early Childhood Education and Care Workforce an interactive way to connect!

The Community Forum is a peer-to-peer support feature. Practitioners, Approved Trainers, and Coaches can submit questions for others in the community to answer. Members can also view announcements from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Interested in posting a training or community event? We are here to help!

Our community board offers Achieve approved Trainers, RBPD Specialists, and Professional Development Sponsor Organizations the opportunity to promote professional development opportunities and community events. For just $5 per listing, this resource offers an affordable way to promote training and events.

Achieve reviews and monitors all posts.  Please allow up to 2 business days for your post to be approved and visible to the public. Listings will be displayed for 15 days.

Trainings/PD Opportunities

Trainings/PD Opportunities (Paid)

Are you an Achieve approved trainer or Training Sponsor Organization hosting an upcoming professional development opportunity? Promote your childhood care and education trainings and professional development opportunities here.

This resource offers an affordable way to promote trainings and professional development opportunities for $5 per listing. Listings will be displayed for 15 days.

(Once payment is accepted, you will be redirected to a form to submit your post)


Better Kid Care: Custom Learning Modules

Better Kid Care is excited to launch our new Customized Learning Module (CLM) initiative!

Organizations and agencies can work with our team of ECE and youth development professionals and learning design experts to design and deliver customized professional development that meets the needs of your learners. You may have CCDBG funds to develop modules on farm to ECE, infant-toddler care, physical activity, family engagement, or other identified needs of professional development in your state.

Penn State Extension Better Kid Care (BKC) program has a proven history of delivering high-quality professional development to early care and education and youth development professionals. BKC launched an online asynchronous learning platform in 2011 and has enrolled more than 310,000 learners who have completed more than one million learning modules.

Interested in learning more? View this flyer with more details. 

Community Events

Community Events (Paid)

Is your organization hosting a community event such as a 5K, Health Fair, Kid’s Expo, or Family Fun Day? Feel free to share your event with others by posting it here. Price is $5 per listing. Listings are displayed for 15 days. Please remember to include the date, time, location, and contact information for the event.


(Once payment is accepted, you will be redirected to a form to submit your post)


DHS Announcements

DHS Announcements (Free)

The MN Department of Human Services shares announcements for the Childhood Care and Education Workforce here.

Submit A Post

Information for Trainers Using the Develop Mobile App

On May 22nd, Develop was updated with a new software. This also includes an update to the Develop mobile app.

Trainers who use the Develop mobile app must log into Develop at www.developtoolmn.org with their email address before they will be able to use the mobile app again. If a Trainer has not logged into Develop since the software update and they open the app and try to sign in with their email address, they will get an error message. They need to first sign in to the website and then they will be able to use that email address to sign into the updated app.

The Trainer’s phone settings will affect whether the app update happens automatically or not. If the Trainer has their device set to automatically update apps, then the Develop app will update itself and request that the user sign in with their email address when they next open the app. If they don’t have their apps set to auto-update, they will need to manually update the Develop app before they will be able to log into the app.

Invitation to Participate in Child Care Training Availability Survey

Attention Trainers:

Child Trends has been contracted by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to study how early educators/child care providers find training to meet various professional development needs, including licensing, Parent Aware or career advancement. As part of this project, we would like to request your participation in a short survey about your experiences as a trainer. Your feedback will provide important information about how child care providers access trainings meeting needed training requirements. The results of this study will be used to better coordinate and improve training availability and access across the state.   

This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary, and you can stop the survey at any time. Your responses will be kept anonymous. No personal information that would identify you will be shared with anyone outside the research team, including DHS, or in reports of our findings. Your participation in the survey will not impact your relationships with the state government, your employer or anyone else. As a thank you for your time, you will be entered in a weekly drawing to win one of five $25 Target gift cards and a one-time drawing for a $100 Target gift card at the end of June.  Please complete the survey no later than June 8, 2018.

Click Here to Start the Survey

Thank you for taking the time to respond to each of the questions! If you have questions about the survey or about the study, please contact a member of our research team at trainingstudy@childtrends.org

Thank you!

The Minnesota Training Availability Study team at Child Trends

Community Forum

Community Forum (Free)

The Community Forum is a free peer-to-peer support community, exclusive to the childhood care and education workforce. This is a space where practitioners, trainers, and coaches can submit questions for others in the community to answer.