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Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework Areas

Click on a Knowledge and Competency Framework Area below to to view Care Courses covering that specific area. Then click a course title for information on that course.

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Biting Hurts!
  • 2 hrs in Child Development and Learning
Child Development and Guidance
  • 20 hrs in Child Development and Learning
Preschoolers in Child Care
  • 20 hrs in Child Development and Learning
Principles of Child Development and Learning
  • 10 hrs in Child Development and Learning
Toilet Learning
  • 2 hrs in Child Development and Learning
After-School Programs
  • 8 hrs in Creating Positive Learning Experiences
Creating Schedules and Routines
  • 4 hrs in Creating Positive Learning Experiences
Infants in Child Care
  • 20 hrs in Creating Positive Learning Experiences
Making Learning Fun
  • 20 hrs in Creating Positive Learning Experiences
Many Ways to Learn for Toddlers and Preschoolers
  • 12 hrs in Creating Positive Learning Experiences
Toddlers in Child Care
  • 20 hrs in Creating Positive Learning Experiences
Transitions and Troublesome Times
  • 6 hrs in Creating Positive Learning Experiences
Abuse and Neglect: a Caregiver's Guide to Child Abuse
  • 5 hrs in Promoting Social and Emotional Development
Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem
  • 20 hrs in Promoting Social and Emotional Development
Social-Emotional Development in Young Children
  • 3 hrs in Promoting Social and Emotional Development
Fun and Fitness: Addressing Childhood Obesity
  • 2 hrs in Promoting Physical Development

No courses fall under this area.

Parents and Child Care
  • 20 hrs in Relationships with Families
Observing, Recording, and Assessing Children's Development
  • 10 hrs in Observing, Recording and Assessing Development
Children with Special Needs: Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • 16 hrs in Assessing and Using Information to Plan
Children with Special Needs: Physical Disabilities
  • 8 hrs in Assessing and Using Information to Plan
Child Care Administration
  • 20 hrs in Assessing and Using Information to Enhance and Maintain Program Quality

No courses fall under this area.

Managing Health and Safety in Child Care
  • 12 hrs in Establishing Healthy Practices
Sanitation for Disease Prevention
  • 5 hrs in Establishing Healthy Practices
Emergency Preparedness in Child Care
  • 2 hrs in Ensuring Safety
Keeping Infants Safe
  • 3 hrs in Ensuring Safety
Lead Safety in Child Care
  • 2 hrs in Ensuring Safety
Safe Baby, Safe Child
  • 5 hrs in Ensuring Safety
Safe Spaces in Child Care
  • 4 hrs in Ensuring Safety
Sun Safety
  • 2 hrs in Ensuring Safety
Transportation Safety
  • 2 hrs in Ensuring Safety
Supporting Breastfeeding in Child Care
  • 2 hrs in Providing Healthy Nutrition

No courses fall under this area.