Use our courses toward a CDA as well as to renew your CDA, NAC or CCP.
Click here for more information: National Child Care Credentials
Click here to learn how the CDA can benefit you in Minnesota.
All Care Courses (with the exception of those listed below*) are accepted by Achieve, the Minnesota Center for Professional Development (MNCPD), for Level 1 in-service training requirements for child care centers and ongoing training requirements for family and group family child care homes.
Please consult your licensing specialist before using our courses for all other mandated training requirements, which include: Child Growth & Development/Behavior Guidance, Supervising for Safety, CPR First Aid, cultural dynamics and disabilities training and SUID/AHT.
Parent Aware, Minnesota’s Quality Rating and Improvement System, requires that all lead providers and lead teachers in facilities participating in the Accelerated Pathway to Ratings or the Full Rating Pathway complete professional development in specific Minnesota Knowledge and Competency Content Areas every five years. Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework Content Areas will be printed on your Care Courses certificates.
*The following courses are not currently accepted in Minnesota: A Joyful Life of Caregiving, Caring for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Days with Toddlers: Curriculum Planning for Ages 12–36 Months , Understanding and Managing Allergies in Child Care, Child Abuse and Neglect: A Caregiver's Guide to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Medication Procedures in Child Care, Challenging Behavior: Positive Guidance in Child Care, Safe Environments in Child Care and Block Play.
Please note: we do not offer training for the mandated 3-hour Child Passenger Restraint Systems training requirement. Our 2-hour course, Transportation Safety, may be used to meet Level 1 in-service training but not for the passenger restraint systems training requirement.
For those of you interested in starting a day care or home-based child care facility in Minnesota, please contact your state licensing agency using the contact information below. The licensing agency can give you advice on the requirements, rules and regulations of your state.
Child Care Licensing
Phone: (651) 431-6500