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Administering a high-quality early childhood program is an awesome responsibility, one that requires specialized knowledge and skills.

Perhaps you feel like your education and experience may not have fully prepared you for your current position. Perhaps you are an experienced administrator that struggles to find trainings that truly meet your needs. Perhaps you never envisioned yourself in this leadership role.

Whatever your story, we invite you to choose us for your professional development needs. We know the work you do is highly specialized, and ongoing professional development is required to be well-prepared for your daily responsibilities and beyond.

Leadership Journey Series:
Building Skills and Realizing Potential

This series is a cohort learning model for those who are looking to advance their careers and enhance & maintain the quality of their program. This cohort model is a combination of trainings and Communities of Practice (COPs).

Learn more about the early childhood series today!

Learn more about the school-age series today!

Quality and Accreditation

Are you seeking early childhood or school-age accreditation or re-accreditation? MnAEYC-MnSACA offers many accreditation support services! In addition, we are excited to offer a variety of accreditation-related trainings this fall.

Early Childhood

  • Documenting Best Practice: Creating a Streamlined Classroom Portfolio
  • NAEYC Accreditation: An Orientation and Overview for Working in an Accredited Program
  • Through the Assessor's Eyes: Program Assessment through an Accreditation Lens
  • Using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct


  • MAAP Foundation Area I: Administration
  • MAAP Foundation Area II: Wellness
  • MAAP Foundation Areas III & V: Activities & Environment
  • MAAP Foundation Area IV: Relationships
View our Calendar of Events for a list of upcoming opportunities.
Learn more about our accreditation support services today.

Tailored Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD) and Trainings for Leaders & Administrators

Do you want to bring quality early childhood and afterschool coaching or training into your organization?

We can help! We are pleased to offer a variety of  of professional development opportunities for early childhood and school-age care providers. We want to work with you to provide a training that fits your organization’s needs.

Please contact to discuss the best option for you.

Complete a Professional Development Request Today!

Summer Leadership Institute

Join us for a full day of sessions designed specifically for leaders in the early childhood and afterschool professions.

This is an opportunity for personal and professional renewal and growth, where you will identify strategies to increase your effectiveness, articulate changes needed to enhance focus, commitment, energy, and satisfaction, and learn from your colleagues in the field.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CARE (Child Care Advocates Ready to Emerge) Fellowship

The CARE Fellowship aims to provide early childhood development and school-age care professionals an opportunity to connect the dots between early childhood development and school-age care public policy and the daily work of caring for and supporting children and families. Participants will learn how they can be effective advocates for the early childhood and afterschool fields when engaging and educating policymakers at all levels of government.

Learn More Today!



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