Minnesota child care professionals, launch your careers into the new year. Join a community of caregivers learning the latest, striving for more and graduating to the next level of the profession.
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The Minnesota Child Care Credential is a year-long program that offers training in all aspects of caring for and nurturing children. Participating child care professionals will learn and update their skills in a community of caregivers. The Minnesota Child Care Credential is aligned with the National Child Development Associate Credential so those who complete the Minnesota credential will have also completed all the training required for the national CDA.
Participating child care professionals will complete a low-cost, fast-track option online over 40 weeks.
"I really enjoyed sharing ideas with the ladies in my Child Care Credential cohort. I appreciate the great instructors who offered feedback that furthered my understanding and the motivation it gave me to continue to make improvements to my program."
The Minnesota Child Care Credential is good for child care providers and children.
The Minnesota Child Care Credential offers:
"I take a lot away in terms of feeling connected to others; the support from the chats, the class and classmates and teachers are all important resources." —Carole Paschelke
The training areas of the Minnesota Child Care Credential build and update skills in:
Expectations for participants:
"I have enjoyed learning together, growing together, sharing experiences, resources, stories, passion, respect and our love for children." —Susan Caird
"The commitment that everyone has shown in my Child Care Credential cohort inspires me to share all of this with my families." —Jenna Knapp