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Minnesota’s Professional Development System

Achieve supports the statewide trainer approval system for professional development trainers in the field of childhood care and education. Available training event opportunities are offered by our Approved Trainers for training and professional development. Achieve growth with our accessible and high-quality training events.

March

15

Trainer Approval
Processing Time

April

3

Course Proposal Approval Processing Time

Interested in helping others achieve? Visit Develop to apply to become an Achieve Approved Trainer. Our Trainer Approval Process Guide highlights multiple trainer types available to you. Use this guide to review specific requirements for each trainer type. Become an Achieve Approved Trainer to share your knowledge and support MN’s Childhood Care and Education Workforce!

Explore trainer guides, policies, and procedures related to trainer and course approval.

Our course approval process promotes quality training for the Childhood Care and Education Workforce statewide. Achieve reviews courses to ensure they:

  • follow best practices in the field.
  • are based on developmentally appropriate practices and theories of child development.

This system supports practical application for CCE Practitioners and increases the learning and development for children in Minnesota.

Achieve trainings have key objectives that directly relate to specific learning outcomes. Approved courses link training to Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework for Early Childhood Professionals; and incorporate principles of adult learning.

Questions?

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Contact

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

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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