Child Care Aware MN Southern sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of professional development opportunities throughout Southeast Minnesota. Educational and innovative trainings are offered to Early Childhood professionals and educators, parents, foster care providers, and those interested in the development of children, birth through twelve years of age.

Professional Development Guidance:


Professional Development Advisors:

  • Provide information on the Minnesota Child Care Credential, Infant/Toddler CDA, National CDA, and/or higher education programs
  • Review training you already have that may count towards Parent Aware
  • Help explore, define, and achieve Professional Development goals

For guidance, please contact:

Rhonda Olson

Professional Development Advisor:  Olmsted, Fillmore, Houston, and Winona counties

(507) 516-0675

Jessica Neaton

Professional Development Advisor: Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Watonwan counties

(507) 516-0686

  • For information about training cancellations and refunds, email
  • To request a training or for information on becoming a trainer, please contact:

Alissa Sperling

Education Resource Specialist


Marissa Brown

Professional Development Support/Navigator


Professional Development and Training Opportunities:

Search & Register for Training on Develop

PLEASE NOTE: All dates are subject to change. For verification go to

Access Participant Guides for most Parent Aware training and DHS Pre-license and DHS licensed required trainings on Develop, here.

Click for Training Policies.

REMEMBER! It is important that you check your e-mail often in regard to registration confirmation from Develop for possible class cancellations and weather related announcements. Please note: Creating a business e-mail will help you manage your professional communications.

Other Professional Development Opportunities
Director Credential
Resources from the MN Center for Professional Development