Use our listings below to find Training-of-Trainer and other trainer-specific professional development opportunities happening in the state.

Upcoming Training Opportunities for 2018:
  • Strengthening Families
  • Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Guidance
Currently Open for Registration:
Title: MNCDA for PS and FCC TOT
DEVELOP Course ID: 176609
Course Date(s): Face-to-Face: Fridays, October 12 & November 30
Online ETL: Mondays, October 22 & 29, November 12 & 19
Course Time: Face-to-Face: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Online ETL: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Course Format: Face-to-Face & ETL/Online
Face-to-Face Location: Child Care Aware Office: 10 River Park Plaza, Basement Level, Saint Paul, MN 55107
Cost: Free
Course Instructor: Beth Menninga
TOT Application Deadline: September 16, 2018
Notification Date: September 21, 2018
Maximum Capacity: Maximum 50
Short Description: This Training of Trainers is for those who will be teaching the MNCDA (formerly the MNCCC). The MNCDA is a breadth of curriculum that includes a broad overview of content areas in the CDA and the ECIPS. Upon completion you will be eligible to train on the full 120-hour credential.

You will be expected to commit to the full year of training that is required for early childhood educators to complete. Students who take the MNCDA will be eligible for an FCC or PS CDA.

A learning community coordinator will work in conjunction with the trainers to ensure CDA requirements are completed.

Trainer Qualifications Criteria: Trainer Level:

  • Trainer II, Master Trainer or Higher Ed


  • Preschool or FCC programming
  • Rule 2 and 3
  • Strong child development
  • Working with staff and families
  • All components of the NAEYC code of ethics

Educational Experience (Coursework, Professional Development, TOTs)

Additional PD on:

  • NAEYC code of ethics
  • Power to the Profession
  • Center-based or FCC programming
  • Supervision


  • Understanding of the CDA