Child Care Aware Training
Education and Training Program
The purpose of the Child Care Aware training program is to educate those who care for young children. Classes are open to everyone, whether you're a licensed child care provider, a family member caring for a relative, a friend or neighbor child care provider, a parent, a foster care parent, or a staff member of a child care center. Our classes are available to you! To review the most up-to-date class information in your area, visit the Minnesota STREAMS (Minnesota State Registry for Education and Meaningful Supports) website, www.mnstreams.org. (The MNStreams website is divided into an informational portion and a section in which you can take action and see personalized reports, like your training transcript of Child Care Aware classes. The latter requires that you create a user profile and log in.)
Two ways to register
- Online at www.mnstreams.org (pay by credit card)
- By phone, 800-890-5399 or 320-629-5164 (pay by credit card)
Cancellation and Refund Policy
- A credit or credit card refund will be issued for classes cancelled due to low registration (less than 5 participants) or due to weather conditions.
- A credit or credit card refund (minus a $5 processing fee) will be issued for cancellations prior to the early bird registration deadline. Credit can then be used for payment for future classes. No credit or refunds will be issued after the early bird registration deadline.
- Refunds will not be given except in extenuating circumstances.
- Extenuating circumstances will be considered and determined by the Professional Development Coordinator.
NE District Child Care Aware may cancel a class when the weather is threatening. If you are questioning the status of a class due to inclement weather, call the referral line, (800) 890-5399 or (320) 629-5164, for the latest updates and cancellations.
"What is a CDA?"
A Child Development Associate (CDA) is an individual who has successfully completed the CDA assessment process and has been awarded the CDA Credential. The CDA requires 120 hours of child care training in 8 subject areas. The classes in our catalogs are identified by which of the 8 subject areas they fulfill. If you are interested in a grant to obtain a CDA, go to the CCA credentials page. For more information, contact the Council for Professional Recognition at 800-424-4310, or visit www.cdacouncil.org.
"What is the Minnesota Child Care Credential?"
The Minnesota Child Care Credential is a two-year program that offers training in all aspects of caring for and nurturing children. Participating child care professionals will learn and update their skills in a community of caregivers. The Minnesota Child Care Credential is aligned with the National Child Development Associate Credential so those who complete the Minnesota credential will have also completed all the training required for the national CDA. More information on credentials.
Minnesota Child Care Aware has an online learning program for people who care for children, "Eager to Learn." A complete list of class offerings.