Professional Development

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 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
Rhonda Olson

Olmsted, Fillmore, Houston & Winona counties

Alissa Sperling

Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Martin, Mower, Nicollet, Rice, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca & Watonwan counties


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

Marissa Brown

Education Resource Specialist

Nagham Albaage

Professional Development Support

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.