Eager-to-Learn Courses

Instructor-Led Online Courses with a Community Feel

Eager-to-Learn (ETL) courses are instructor-led, online courses for in-depth learning on a variety of topics. All Eager-to-Learn courses utilize discussion boards and weekly live, text-based or video chat sessions. Discussion board conversations take place over several days. Responses can be posted at any time prior to the weekly chat. Live chat sessions are scheduled for one evening during the week, typically for 45 minutes to one hour. You must login at the scheduled time in order to participate in the chat.



A weekly lesson in an Eager-to-Learn course will include the following assignments:

  • Selected readings that expand on and enhance the lesson
  • Discussion board questions that allow you to interact with your instructor and other students in the course
  • A live-chat session with your instructor and fellow students. Courses offer either video chat or text-based chat sessions.
  • A final assignment, which is a culmination of the knowledge gained in the course and how it applies to your work




  • Registration requires a Develop account. Students who do not have a Develop account can create one at developtoolmn.org. For assistance with Develop accounts, such as login information and profile updates, contact the Develop helpdesk directly at support@develophelp.zendesk.com or 833-605-6983.
  • Registration and payment must be completed online through Develop’s secure website. Students who register for a course listed on the Eager-to-Learn website will be routed to Develop to complete registration.
  • Payment must be made using a credit or debit card. Students are not registered for a course until payment is received in full.



  • Eager-to-Learn will cancel courses if fewer than five students register. If a course is cancelled, students will be notified no later than one week prior to the start of the course.
  • If a course is cancelled, Eager-to-Learn staff will contact students to enroll them in another course or process a refund.
  • Students who cancel their registration for an Eager-to-Learn course at least one week prior to the course start date will receive a full refund.
  • In order to cancel an Eager-to-Learn registration, students must contact ETLsupport@childcareawaremn.org before the cancellation deadline.
  • Develop Learning Records will serve as proof of course completion. When students are ready to send their licensor training documentation, they can access their Develop Learning Record at developtoolmn.org.
  • All attendance will be entered in Develop within 3 business days following the completion of the final assignment.
  • Students must complete required coursework before the end of a course in order to have their attendance confirmed in Develop. Detailed information on coursework deadlines is available in your classroom.
  • An Eager-to-Learn Student Policy and Procedure guide is available for review under “Course Documents” in every classroom. Students are expected to review and abide by all policies and expectations included in the Student Policy and Procedures.
  • Students are expected to use respectful language when speaking and when communicating through text and/or video chat features. Students are not to use obscene, profane, threatening, and/or disrespectful language or images in any communication with instructors, staff, and/or other students.
  • All communication with other students must be course-related (or class-related) in nature and must be respectful. The sending of unsolicited emails and/or messages to other classmates or to your instructor outside of their defined support hours is prohibited.
  • Students are expected to conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner in accordance with NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Students who fail to comply with ETL’s student code of conduct may be removed from the course without receiving credit or refund for registration fees.
Length of Course In-Service Hours Earned Total Cost
3-week course 8 hours $40.00
4-week course 12 hours $60.00
5-week course 16 hours $80.00