In-Person Trainings are Currently Available in the 7 County Metro Area

Child Care Aware and Think Small Minneapolis St. Paul

In-person training has resumed at our St. Paul office, our Minneapolis office (New location!) and throughout the 7-County Metro area. Search for trainings at www.developtoolmn.org by typing in “Think Small” in the “Sponsor Name” field. 

Click here to read about how we’re keeping you safe as we welcome you back to in-person trainings. 

An interpreter can be provided at no cost/for free. To schedule an interpreter or to notify Think Small that you will bring your own (must be over age 18), please contact Think Small in advance at (651) 641-3549.  

Un interprete se le puede proveer gratuitamente/sin costo alguno. Para obtener un intérprete o para notificar a Think small que traerá su propio intérprete (tendría que ser mayor de 18 años) , por favor notifique a Think Small de ante mano al 651-641-6660.   

Turjumaan bilaash/lacag la’aan ah baa laguu heli karaa. Si aad u balansato turjumaan ama aad Think Small u ogeysiiso inaad turjumaan ku gaar ah keensan doonto (waa in 18 sanno ka weynaadaa), fadlan hore kala xiriir Think Small 651-641-6673.  

Peb nhriav neeg tuaj txhais lus dawb/tsis yuav nqi rau koj. Yog xav teem ib tug neeg txhais lus lossis xav coj ib tug neeg txhais lus tuaj nrog koj (yuav tsum muaj 18 xyoo rov saud), thov hu ua ntej rau Think Small ntawm 651-366-6792.   

For help finding training that meets your needs or help answering your questions, please email the Professional Development Department at pdsupport@thinksmall.org or call 651-641-3549. Hablamos español. Online trainings can be found on Eager-to-Learn and Develop.  


Inside the Child: Social and Emotional Development 

Thursday, April 28, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 hours, $10 

KCF: II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development, CDA: Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development 

Veterans Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights 55077 


Active Supervision: Preventing Child Injuries in Family Child Care Settings 

Saturday, April 30, 9:00am-11:00am, 3 hours, $10 

KCF: VII.B: Ensuring Safety, CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Park High School, Cottage Grove, 55016 


Early Childhood Screening-What It’s All About 

Thursday, May 5, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 hours, $10 

KCF: IV.A: Observing, Recording and Assessing Development; CDA: Content Area VII: Observing and recording children’s behavior 

Think Small, Saint Paul, 55117 


Young Children with Developmental Delays 

Saturday, May 7, 8:30am-12:30pm, 4 hours, $20 

KCF: I: Child Development and Learning; CDA: Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning 

Think Small, Saint Paul, 55117 


Early Childhood Screening-What It’s All About 

Saturday, May 7, 9:30- 11:30am, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: IV.A: Observing, Recording and Assessing Development; CDA: Content Area VII: Observing and recording children’s behavior 

Forest Lake Area High School, Forest Lake 55025 


Active Supervision: Children with Special Needs 

Monday, May 9. 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Maplewood Community Center-YMCA, Maplewood, 55109 


When Concerns Arise: Identifying and Referring Children with Exceptional Needs 

Monday, May 9, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: IV.A: Observing, Recording and Assessing Development; CDA: Content Area VII: Observing and recording children’s behavior 

Edina Community Center, Edina, 55424 


Observation:  Find the Function of Behavior 

Tuesday, May 10, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: IV.A: Observing, Recording and Assessing Development; CDA: Content Area VII: Observing and recording children’s behavior 

Coon Rapids Civic Center, Coon Rapids, 55433 


Observation and Documentation: Planning for Individual Needs 

Tuesday, May 10, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: IV.A: Observing, Recording and Assessing Development; CDA: Content Area VII: Observing and recording children’s behavior 

Apple Valley Community Center, Apple Valley, 55124 


How Culture Can Influence our Interactions with Children and Families 

Wednesday, May 11, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: III: Relationships with Families; CDA: Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families 

Crystal Community Center, Crystal, 55429 


Theories Of Childhood 

Wednesday, May 11, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: I: Child Development and Learning; CDA: Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning 

Shakopee Community Center, Shakopee, 55379 


Supervising  for Safety for Family Child Care 

Saturday, May 14, 8:30am-3:00pm, 6 Hours, Free 

KCF: VII.A: Establishing Healthy Practices, VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment Creekside Community Center, Bloomington, 55431 


Health and Safety I – Family Child Care (In-Service) 

Saturday, May 14, 8:30-10:30am, 2 Hours, Free 

KCF: VII.A: Establishing Healthy Practices; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Coon Rapids Civic Center, Coon Rapids, 55433 


Health and Safety II – Family Child Care (In-Service) 

Saturday, May 14, 11:00am- 1:00pm, 2 Hours, Free 

KCF: VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Coon Rapids Civic Center, Coon Rapids, 55433 


Active Supervision: Provider Self-care and Privacy 

Monday, May 16, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: Content Area I: VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Park High School, Cottage Grove, 55016 


SPANISH Infant Ages and Stages 

Thursday, May 19, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: I: Child Development and Learning; CDA: Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning 

Think Small Minneapolis, Minneapolis, 55413 


Supervising for Safety for Family Child Care 

Saturday, May 21, 8:30am- 3:00pm, 6 Hours, Free 

KCF: VII.A: Establishing Healthy Practices VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Eagan Community Center, Eagan 55121 


Parenting Parents 

Tuesday, May 24, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: III: Relationships with Families; CDA: Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families 

Think Small, Saint Paul, 55117 


(SUID/AHT) Sudden Unexpected Infant Death/Abusive Head Trauma (DHS) 

Tuesday, May 24, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, Free 

KCF: VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Oakdale Discovery Center, Oakdale, 55128 


Health and Safety I – Family Child Care (In-Service) 

Saturday, June 4, 8:30- 10:30am, 2 Hours, Free 

KCF: VII.A: Establishing Healthy Practices; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Shakopee Community Center, Shakopee, 55379 


Health and Safety II – Family Child Care (In-Service) 

Saturday, June 4, 11:00am- 1:00pm, 2 Hours, Free 

KCF: Content Area I: VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Shakopee Community Center, Shakopee, 55379 


Supervising for Safety for Family Child Care 

Saturday, June 4, 8:30am-3:00pm, 6 Hours Free 

KCF: “VII.A: Establishing Healthy Practices VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Maple Grove Community Center, Maple Grove 55369 


(SUID/AHT) Sudden Unexpected Infant Death/Abusive Head Trauma (DHS) 

Tuesday, June 7, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, Free 

KCF: VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Eagan Community Center, Eagan 55121 


(SUID/AHT) Sudden Unexpected Infant Death/Abusive Head Trauma (DHS) 

Wednesday, June 8, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, Free 

KCF: VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Creekside Community Center, Bloomington, 55431 


Young Children with Developmental Delays 

Saturday, June 11, 8:30am-12:30pm, 4 Hours, $20 

KCF: I: Child Development and Learning; CDA: Content Area VIII: Principles of Child Development and Learning 

Forest Lake Area High School, Forest Lake 55025 


How Culture Can Influence our Interactions with Children and Families 

Saturday, June 11, 8:30-10:30am, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: III: Relationships with Families; CDA: Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families 

Veterans Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights 55077 


Inside the Child: Social and Emotional Development 

Saturday, June 11, 11:00am-1:00pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development; CDA: Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development 

Veterans Memorial Community Center, Inver Grove Heights 55077 


Basics of Licensed Family Child Care for Substitutes 

Saturday, June11, 8:30am-12:30pm, 4 Hours, Free 

KCF: VII.A: Establishing Healthy Practices VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Think Small Minneapolis, Minneapolis, 55413 


SPANISH Growing With The Music (Taught in Spanish) 

Saturday, June 11, 9:30am- 12:30pm, 3 Hours, $15 

KCF: II.E: Promoting Creative Development; CDA: Content Area II: Steps to advance children’s physical and intellectual development 

Think Small Minneapolis, Minneapolis, 55413 


(SUID/AHT) Sudden Unexpected Infant Death/Abusive Head Trauma (DHS) 

Monday, June 13, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, Free 

KCF: VII.B: Ensuring Safety; CDA: Content Area I: Planning a safe, healthy learning environment 

Coon Rapids Civic Center, Coon Rapids, 55433 


Early Childhood Mental Health:  Why Your Role Matters (Key #1) 

Tuesday, June 14, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development; CDA: Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development 

Think Small, Saint Paul, 55117 


Teaching Children to Know Their Own Engines:  A Look At Your Environment (Key # 4) 

Thursday, June 16, 6:30-8:30pm, 2 Hours, $10 

KCF: II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development; CDA: Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development 

Edina Community Center, Edina, 55424 


For help finding training that meets your needs or help answering your questions, please email the Professional Development Department at pdsupport@thinksmall.org or call 651-641-3549. Hablamos español. 

Online trainings can be found on Eager-to-Learn and Develop.