Professional Development Advisors support the professional growth of early childhood educators. Ongoing training and professional development gives educators skills to offer the high-quality learning environments and interactions needed to prepare children for school.
Your Professional Development Advisor can help you:
If your program is located in the 7-county metro, contact:
Mary Beth Settergren (Hennepin County)
651-366-6787 | MBSettergren@thinksmall.org
Kristen Peters (Ramsey County)
651-641-6613 | KPeters@thinksmall.org
Marcella Howe (Anoka and Washington Counties)
651-366-6795 | MHowe@thinksmall.org
Cheryl Kottke (Dakota, Scott and Carver Counties)
651-233-2260 | CKottke@thinksmall.org
Qamar Abdi (Somali Community in the 7-County Metro)
651-287-8589 | QAbdi@thinksmall.org
If your program is located outside of the 7-county metro area, find your appropriate District and contact information here.
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.