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Professional Development

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

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.
Career Advancement
Early childhood professionals come in many forms and from many settings. Whether you already work in the field or are hoping to pursue a career in early childhood education, Child Care Aware of Minnesota can help you navigate the steps to reach your goals.