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Apply for Scholarship to Summer Leadership Institute and Other Ways to Get Involved

Monday, May 13, 2019  
Posted by: Lara Richardson
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Summer is coming, and MnAEYC-MnSACA is as busy as ever! Check out these upcoming opportunities to get involved with the organization. We hope to see you soon.

Apply for Scholarship to Summer Leadership Institute

We're excited to announce a limited number of scholarships are available for early childhood and afterschool professionals to attend the 2019 Summer Leadership Institute on July 25, 2019.

These scholarships provide individuals in the fields of early childhood and afterschool a professional development opportunity where they will learn and network and grow in their profession.

Apply Today!

We are committed to creating a diverse, safe, and welcoming space for participants to learn and share. We believe diversity and inclusivity make the fields of early childhood and afterschool stronger, so we are seeking a diverse pool of applicants. MnAEYC-MnSACA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Last Chance to Submit Proposal to Present at Summer
Leadership Institute

We invite you to share your insights and knowledge as a presenter at Summer Leadership Institute. This event is designed for early childhood and afterschool professionals that currently hold a leadership position, those that aspire to a leadership position, and those that support leaders and leadership (coaches, trainers and consultants).

The deadline to submit a proposal is this Friday, May 17 by 5:00 p.m.

What are the benefits of presenting?

  • Presenter honorarium
  • Opportunity to present at a well-known event with leaders in the fields of early childhood and afterschool
  • Enhance your credibility and stature in the field
  • Contribute to your community's expertise
  • Challenge yourself in a new way
  • Free registration to the event
Submit a Proposal Today!

Summer Leadership Institute Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities


We also invite you to join us as a Sponsor or Exhibitor at our Summer Leadership Institute.


Sponsors and exhibitors will have the opportunity to engage with participants serving in leadership roles in early childhood and afterschool programs.

In addition, sponsorship opportunities offer a beneficial collaboration for organizations seeking a more encompassing alliance with MnAEYC-MnSACA, its members and event participants. You’ll have the opportunity to not only interact with participants at the event, but to access our broader network through brand visibility on our website and in our marketing efforts. 

We have a limited number of exhibitor opportunities.

These opportunities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The deadline to register as a sponsor is Friday, June 7.
The deadline to register as an exhibitor is Friday, June 28.

Learn More Today!

Help Us Plan the 2020 MnAEYC-MnSACA Annual State Conference

We need YOU!

The Annual State Conference Planning Committee organizes and implements this annual event in coordination with MnAEYC-MnSACA staff. With nearly 1,000 attendees, over 70 sessions, and dozens of exhibitors, we could not put on this event without the help of volunteers like you.

You'll select keynote speakers and sessions, plan networking activities, choose meals to be served, assist with entering registrations, recruit exhibitors and sponsors, help at the event itself, and more! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your passion with other committee members, network, gain leadership skills, and have a voice in what you feel is important to make this a high-quality event for early childhood and afterschool professionals.

This committee meets the second Wednesday of the month from 1:00-2:30 at the MnAEYC-MnSACA office in St. Paul. Can't attend in person? A call-in option is always available!

Read more about serving on the committee here. Please contact Sara Benzkofer at if you are interested in joining us.

Smile - We're on Amazon

As you are planning for summer and gathering supplies for your activities, we hope you will join us on

Did you know that through the AmazonSmile program, you can simply select MnAEYC-MnSACA, and in return Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our organization? It's easy to get started! All you have to do is follow this link and approve the Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children as your charity.

We appreciate your support!

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