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17 Afterschool Programs Earn MAAP Accreditation

Monday, September 10, 2018  
Posted by: Lara Richardson
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The Minnesota School-Age Care Alliance (MnSACA) is proud to announce that 17 programs earned accreditation through the Minnesota Afterschool Accreditation Program (MAAP) this summer! These programs embody best practice and the pursuit of continuous quality improvement. Visit our Facebook page to offer the following programs your congratulations!

Minneapolis Kids
Bryn Mawr
Justice Page

Minnetonka Explorers Club
Scenic Heights

Osseo Kidstop
Cedar Island

Robbinsdale Adventure Club
Fair at Pilgrim Lane

Roseville Friendship Connection
Central Park
Emmet D. Williams

White Bear Lake Extended Day
Willow Lane

Pumpkin Patch
Childcare and Learning Center

Enroll Your Site in MAAP Today

Going through the process of MAAP accreditation and earning this exceptional endorsement allows for programs to reflect on their policies & procedures, safety, curriculum, relationships and environment in order to make quality changes.

"I feel that the process is very valuable. It is always a good thing to see the strength of your program and also where we can improve ourselves, which is for the good of the children that we serve."
~Minneapolis Kids Marcy

Learn More & Complete an Intake Form Today

Did You Know?

  • Programs can take up to 24 months to go through the accreditation process - choose the timeline that works best for you!
  • Your program may be eligible for subsidies and free coaching through a MnAEYC-MnSACA Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP) funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).
  • ALL programs (once accredited) are eligible for reimbursement for half of their accreditation fees through DHS!

How Can My Program Join the Upcoming Cohort?

We are now accepting Intake Forms for our next MAAP cohort, beginning in September 2018. Please complete a separate Intake Form for each site you would like to enroll.

Intake forms are due Monday, September 17, 2018.

We are happy to talk with you and answer any questions. Fill out an Inquiry Form or contact

Coach a Program through Accreditation

We are excited to offer a professional development package for coaches that will provide trainings and networking opportunities all year long. Anyone is welcome to participate!

Coaches play a crucial role in the accreditation process through observing program practices, providing feedback that guides programs toward improvement efforts, and supporting programs toward successful completion of their accreditation journey. Effective coaches foster and encourage a positive team-driven approach to problem solving and maintaining quality programming.

The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 21.

Become a Coach Today

If you are interested in becoming a MAAP Validator, please contact Sue Kinneberg at or 651-789-3583.

More information will be coming soon.

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