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:
Currently Open for Registration:
TOT Minnesota Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (MNITCDA)
Title: TOT Minnesota Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (MNITCDA)
DEVELOP Course ID: 176613
Course Date(s): Face-to-Face: Fridays, January 11 and March 29, 2019
Online ETL: Wednesdays, January 23 and 30, February 13 and 27, March 6 and 20, 2019
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 and ETL/Online
Cost: Free
Course Instructor: Beth Menninga
Application Deadline: Sunday, December 2, 2018
Acceptance/Non-Acceptance Email Notification Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Maximum Capacity: 30
Short Description: Trainers who attend this training will be prepared to teach the revised Minnesota Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate (MNITCDA) which is 120 hours of training in a series based, cohort model of classroom training for both family child care and center-based infant/toddler providers serving children ages 0-36 months which is intended to meet the training requirement to pursue the national CDA certificate through the Council for Professional Recognition. The sessions give providers opportunities to think about and practice new and/or existing skills and information, complete homework required for the portfolio and learn the content required by the Council. The CDA credential is a "best first step" because it demonstrates a provider's knowledge, skills and abilities when working with young children, as well as the commitment to career advancement and professionalism.
Trainer Qualifications Criteria:  Trainer Level

  • Trainer II, Master Trainer, or Higher Ed


  • Infant/Toddler and/or FCC programming
  • Rule 2 and 3
  • Strong child development with a focus on I/T developmental milestones
  • 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
  • Infant/Toddler expertise


  • Understanding of the CDA