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Last Chance to Submit Proposal for Fall Super School-Age Saturday

Monday, August 14, 2017  
Posted by: Lara Richardson
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Are you looking for an opportunity to:

  • Present at a well-known event with leaders in the field of afterschool?
  • Enhance your credibility and stature in the field?
  • Contribute to your community’s expertise by presenting cutting-edge best practices and education?
  • Challenge yourself in a new way?

We invite you to share your insights and knowledge at our Fall Super School-Age Saturday on November 4, 2017. We’re excited to be hosting the event in Buffalo, MN.

The deadline to submit is this Friday, August 18!

What is Super School-Age Saturday?
This is an interactive and engaging professional development event designed specifically for staff working in school-age care/afterschool and summer programs to deepen their knowledge and skills in providing high-quality youth development opportunities. Participants appreciate sessions with practical tips & applications that can be implemented right away and those that are interactive.


Sessions will be 90 minutes in length. Presenters will receive an honorarium per session.


What is this year’s theme?
This event, “(Re)Imagine the Power of Youth,” will focus on how you can encourage youth voice and build young leaders. We want participants to come away with the practical tools and information needed to do this work effectively in their programs. We are looking for presentations that focus on youth voice, youth leadership, and youth community involvement.

Submitting proposals is easy! Simply complete the online proposal form here!

The deadline to submit a proposal is this Friday, August 18 at 5 p.m.


Join Afterschool Programs Demonstrating Quality through Accreditation

The Minnesota Afterschool Accreditation Program (MAAP) is a state-approved accreditation, developed by MnSACA to promote the highest level of quality programming for school-age and afterschool care. MAAP provides afterschool professionals with performance indicators to guide in program planning, implementation and evaluation.

What are the Benefits of Being a MAAP Accredited Program?

  • Provides a framework for program quality improvement efforts
  • Provides a context for ongoing professional development
  • Measurably strengthens afterschool programs and services
  • Serves as a foundation for positive youth outcomes
  • Fosters a better trained workforce, thereby minimizing staff turnover
  • Conveys a commitment to quality and informs families’ decisions about afterschool care
  • Programs serving children who qualify for child care assistance may be eligible for a higher reimbursement rate.

"I feel it was a great process to go through and really assess where your program is at and where it can grow."
~Emily Burke, Robbinsdale Adventure Club - Meadow Lake

How do I get started?

Enrolling is easy! Fill out a MAAP Intake Form by September 15 to join the 2017-2018 cohort. You may be eligible to receive subsidies through a special MnAEYC-MnSACA Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP) funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Questions?

Learn more about MAAP using the MAAP Informational Guide or visit our website. Contact maap@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org or 651-789-3586 to speak with someone about the process and first steps to pursuing.



Courtesy of World Photo Day, Captured by Kate Nolan

 

Join Us for World Photo Day on
August 19

World Photo Day encourages individuals to use the power of photography to inspire a positive impact in their communities. MnAEYC-MnSACA invites you to participate this Saturday, August 19.

In order to inspire our own community of early childhood and afterschool professionals, we invite you to share a photo that represents your own self-care. We all know it is of the utmost importance for us to take care of US before we are able to genuinely serve the children, family, and communities in our care. Whether you relax and rejuvenate by watching a sunset, playing with your own children, or attending a concert, share your photos on Facebook and Twitter using #worldphotoday and tag us @MnAEYCMnSACA! Your photos will motivate other professionals to find their own strategies for self-care.


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