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Early Childhood Accreditation Success Stories
MAAP Success Stories
State and National Resources for Quality Programming

The programs below have distinguished themselves by joining a select group of programs operating at the highest level of quality. These programs have worked for a year or more to improve their programs and provide excellent services to children, youth, and families.

Congratulations and job well done!

NAEYC Accredited Early
Childhood Programs

The Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC) is a proud state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). While there are many accrediting bodies that are recognized across the nation, we specialize in NAEYC Accreditation because it is the gold standard for early childhood programs across the country.

View a current list of NAEYC accredited programs in Minnesota here.


MAAP Accredited School-Age Programs

We are proud to announce these program have earned accreditation from the Minnesota Afterschool Accreditation Program (MAAP), some with support from the Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP). The AFP is managed by the Minnesota School-Age Care Alliance with generous monetary support from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The AFP supports programs as they pursue accreditation by providing technical assistance and in-depth consulting, coaching and mentoring.

Edina Public Schools
Edina KIDS Club - Concord, 2017
Edina KIDS Club - Cornelia, 2016
Edina KIDS Club – Countryside, 2016
Edina KIDS Club – Creek Valley, 2016
Edina KIDS Club - Edina Community Center, 2017
Edina KIDS Club – Highlands, 2016

Faribault Public Schools
Roosevelt Kids World, 2015

Fridley Public Schools
Hayes Tiger Club, 2017
Stevenson Tiger Club, 2017

Inver Grove Heights School-Age Care Program - Spartans Kids' Care
Pine Bend Elementary, 2015

Minneapolis Public Schools
Minneapolis Kids - Barton, 2016
Minneapolis Kids - Burroughs, 2016
Minneapolis Kids - Dowling, 2017
Minneapolis Kids - Field, 2016
Minneapolis Kids - Kenny, 2017
Minneapolis Kids - Lake Harriet Lower Campus, 2016
Minneapolis Kids - Lake Harriet Upper Campus, 2016
Minneapolis Kids - Lyndale, 2017
Minneapolis Kids - Marcy, 2016
Minneapolis Kids - Northrup, 2016
Minneapolis Kids - Pratt, 2017
Minneapolis Kids - Whittier, 2017

Minnetonka Public Schools
Clear Springs Explorers Club, 2017
Deephaven Explorers Club, 2017
Excelsior Explorers Club, 2016
Groveland Explorers Club, 2016
Minnewashta Explorers Club, 2016
Scenic Heights Explorers Club, 2015

Osseo Area Schools
Weaver Lake Kidstop, 2017
Woodland Kidstop, 2017
Zanewood Kidstop, 2017

Robbinsdale Area Schools
Forest Adventure Club, 2016
Lakeview Adventure Club, 2015
Meadow Lake Adventure Club, 2017
Neill Adventure Club, 2015
Noble Adventure Club, 2016
Northport Adventure Club, 2017
School of Engineering & Arts, 2017
Sonnesyn Adventure Club, 2015
Spanish Immersion Adventure Club, 2016
Zachary Lane Adventure Club, 2017

Roseville Area Schools
Edgerton Friendship Connection, 2017
Falcon Heights Friendship Connection, 2017
Little Canada Friendship Connection, 2017

Stillwater Area Public Schools
Afton Lakeland Adventure Club, 2016
Anderson Adventure Club, 2016

St. Louis Park Schools
Central Community Center Kids' Place, 2016

Watertown-Mayer School District ISD 111
Watertown-Mayer Kids' Company, 2017

Wayzata Public Schools
Birchview Home Base, 2016
Gleason Lake Home Base, 2017
Greenwood Home Base, 2017
Kimberly Lane Home Base, 2016
Oakwood Home Base, 2016
Plymouth Creek Home Base, 2016


If you are interested in becoming accredited, or are currently pursuing accreditation and would like some additional information, contact the AFP hotline at 651-789-3586, Ext. 36 or toll free at 800-711-5690. Or, you can send an email to


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