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Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in Minnesota?

Lillio Academy is not approved from Achieve and Develop at this time. Please check back for updates as we work to finalize this process. 

Please Note: All Webinars and Lillio Basic Courses must NOT be submitted to your registry. They do not meet specific learning requirements for the state and will not be accepted if submitted.

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Minnesota Child Care Training Requirements:

The center director, staff persons, substitutes, and unsupervised volunteers must receive ongoing training each calendar year according to MN Statute, section 245A.40, subdivision 7. Documentation of in-service training is required. The center directors and staff who work more than 20 hours per week must complete 24 hours of in-service training each calendar year. Staff who work 20 hours or less per week must complete 12 hours of in-service training each calendar year.

  • Training required yearly can be completed at any time within each calendar year. 

  • Substitutes and unsupervised volunteers are required to complete ongoing training on health and safety topics; mandated reporting; the risk reduction plan; child development and learning, pediatric first aid, pediatric CPR, cultural dynamics; disability training, and child passenger restraint training, if applicable. All content must be covered, but there is no requirement for training length for substitutes and unsupervised volunteers.

  • The number of in-service training hours may be prorated for individuals not employed for an entire year.

Training topics to be completed each calendar year:

  • Abusive head trauma 

  • Allergy prevention and response

  • Program planning 

  • Emergency preparedness 

  • Handling and disposing of bodily fluids 

  • Handling emergencies and accidents

  • Health policies

  • Reporting responsibilities

  • Sudden unexpected infant death

  • Risk reduction planning

Training topics to be completed every other calendar year:

  • Child development and learning

  • Cultural dynamics

  • Disabilities

  • Child passenger restraint training (every 5 years)

The remaining hours of training must meet the Minnesota Knowledge and Competency Framework:: 

  • Content area I: Child development and learning 

  • Content area II: Developmentally appropriate learning experiences

  • Content area III: Relationships with families

  • Content area IV: Assessment, evaluation, and individualization

  • Content area V: Historical and contemporary development of early childhood education

  • Content area VI: Professionalism

  • Content area VII: Health, safety, and nutrition

  • Content area VIII: Application through clinical experience 

In-service training completed by a staff person that is not specific to that child care center is transferable upon a staff person's change in employment to another child care program.

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for your state's specific requirements, rules, and regulations. Minnesota licensing website can be found here.

Last Updated: May 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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