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Leadership Opportunities with MnAEYC-MnSACA

Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laura Meath
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Help Afterschool Programs Pursue Quality 

The Minnesota School-Age Care Alliance (MnSACA) is currently looking for individuals who have a passion for high-quality afterschool experiences and are interested in supporting programs as they pursue accreditation through the Minnesota Afterschool Accreditation Program (MAAP). These individuals will guide programs and their staff as either an accreditation coach or validator.

MAAP Coaches

Coaches play a crucial role in the accreditation process through observing program practices and providing feedback that guides programs toward improvement efforts.

Effective coaches foster and encourage a positive team-driven approach to problem solving and continuous improvement. Coaches are trained and certified by MnSACA, but programs seeking accreditation are responsible for hiring and providing compensation for their own coaches. MnSACA will facilitate connections between coaches and programs.

We are excited to offer a professional development package for coaches that will provide trainings and networking opportunities all year long. These opportunities will ensure the continuous growth of our certified coaches, allowing them to feel more confident about interpreting MAAP indicators, the accreditation process, and coaching programs through both of these things. The Coach Package fee of $250 will cover many benefits throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

 Learn more about becoming a Certified MAAP Coach!

MAAP Validators 

MAAP Validators perform validation visits of afterschool programs pursuing accreditation.

During the visit, Validators observe and rate the program’s practices against MAAP standards and indicators of quality. To be fully certified, individuals must attend a mandatory two-day training and complete a Validator-in-Training program. Certified Validators will be compensated via a $300 stipend after a validation visit is complete.

 Learn more about becoming a Certified MAAP Validator!

Get Involved with Your Professional Associations

Want to build leadership and career skills? Join a MnAEYC-MnSACA Committee!  

If you want to make connections with others in the field, gain and develop new skills or feel less isolated, you’ll want to check out these opportunities to get more involved and help to shape your professional associations and ensure its viability and relevance for generations of professionals ahead. 

Visit our website and learn about how you can help us plan our professional development events, advance membership, advocate at all levels of government, write for our quarterly newsletter and more.

Career Opportunities 

We have a number of job postings on our job board. Check them out for yourself or pass them along to family, friends, and colleagues.

Did you know MnAEYC and MnSACA members can post to the job board for free? And non-members for only $50? Just fill out the online form on our website. 


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