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 (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)

Executive Function in Infancy and Early Childhood: Supporting Skills for Success

Executive function skills are the brain processes involved in controlling behavior and carrying out goals. While developed in infancy and early childhood, these essential skills lay a critical foundation for later success in school and relationships.

  • Explore the skills that make up executive function, and their developmental progression from infancy to early childhood
  • Learn how executive function skills relate to positive outcomes in academic knowledge, social skills, and resilience
  • Gain an understanding of the factors impacting the development of executive function skills
  • Learn how executive function issues relate to developmental disorders and mental health problems
  • Discover intervention strategies supporting executive function development and reflect on how to use them in your work with infants, young children and their families

June 1 – August 12 | 42 clock hours | $435

Register today at

Minnesota Early Intervention Summer Institute

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 25-26, 2019

St. John’s University, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 56321

Join us at the 2019 Summer Institute!

Registration fee: $245

During the Summer Institute:

  • Gain new insight and develop new skills for your work.
  • Interact with other professionals who support infants, toddlers, and young children and their families.
  • Attend plenaries with your peers on Tuesday and Wednesday before your selected session.
  • Enjoy networking and community-building activities like a lunchtime barbecue, an evening dessert reception, and St. John’s all-you-can-eat ice cream and Johnny Bread!

Register Here!


Contact Deb Ottman at or 612-624-7395.

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.