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Professional Development

Well-trained providers are better prepared to help children learn and grow. We offer online and in-person training opportunities and credentials to support your ongoing professional development journey.

Empower to Educate
With funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Empower to Educate helps current and aspiring early childhood educators advance and sustain their career goals in child care.
Trainings for Early Educators
Child Care Aware of Minnesota offers a variety of high-quality training options for early educators to help you meet licensing requirements and your professional development needs.
Director Credential
The online Director Credential offers valuable information in the areas of administration, supervision/management, and leadership. It is offered in collaboration with the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC), is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and meets all the director training requirements for NAEYC Accreditation.
Child Development Associate® Credential
The nationally recognized Child Development Associate (CDA) credential offers valuable knowledge about working with children and helping them reach their full potential. It is often a first step into a career teaching and caring for young children.