Professional Development Advising

Professional Development Advisors support the professional growth of child care providers and programs. Ongoing training and professional development gives providers and teachers skills to offer the high-quality learning environments and interactions needed to prepare children for school.

Do you need help figuring out your current qualifications in the early care and education field? Are you wondering how you can increase your skills and education? A Professional Development Advisor can help you with these questions, and connect you with training, education, and resources.

If you live in the 7-county metro contact:

Cheryl Kottke (Carver, Dakota, Scott, and Washington Counties)
651-233-2260 |

Kristen Peters (Anoka and Ramsey Counties)
651-641-6613 |

Janet Peterson (Hennepin County)
651-366-6787 |

If you live outside of the 7-county metro area, find your appropriate District and contact information here.


Professional Development Advising Resources

Develop, Minnesota’s Quality Improvement and Registry Tool is where you can register for training, track your employment and education, track professional development achievements, create an Individual Training Needs Assessment (ITNA), and more!

Achieve Minnesota Center for Professional Development recognizes and highlights training, experience, and professionalism that are vital to quality care. The Achieve Virtual Career Guide and Career Lattice are tools of empowerment. Advance your skills and succeed in reaching your career goals. Use this tool to search opportunities and identify options for your path of achievement.