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Minnesota Child Care Credential

The Minnesota Child Care Credential (MNCCC) offers training in all aspects of caring for and nurturing children. Join a community of caregivers learning the latest, striving for more and graduating to the next level of the profession. The MNCCC is aligned with the National Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential so that those who complete it will also have completed all training required for the National CDA. Furthermore, the MNCCC also fulfills all of the required trainings for Parent Aware.

The Minnesota Child Care Credential lasts for a lifetime and establishes you as a professional committed to ongoing learning.

Benefits

THE MINNESOTA CHILD CARE CREDENTIAL IS GOOD FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS AND CHILDREN.
 
The Minnesota Child Care Credential offers:
  • A complete foundation in caring for children
  • All training required for the National Child Development Associate Credential 
  • Meets Parent Aware Training Requirements
  • A community of learners: join a cohort of your peers
  • Online and traditional classroom training options
  • The latest training, carefully planned and sequenced
"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

Training Areas

The training areas of the Minnesota Child Care Credential build and update skills in:
  • Supporting children’s health and wellness
  • Using and choosing curriculum
  • Partnering with families
  • Encouraging literacy
  • Building strong and nurturing relationships with children
  • Planning for a successful business
  • Offering children the best care available!

Expectations

  • Sign a participation agreement
  • Complete training
  • Complete assigned coursework on time to meet the requirement of the instructor
"I have enjoyed learning together, growing together, sharing experiences, resources, stories, passion, respect and our love for children." —Susan Caird