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Monday, November 18, 2019  
Posted by: Lara Richardson
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It is a busy time of year with snowy commutes and the holidays coming up. Don't forget to slow down and do something for yourself!

Join a Professional Community by Becoming a Member

It is easy to feel alone in this work, but there are thousands of professionals out there who have the same questions and are experiencing the same challenges as you! There is nothing like connecting with like-minded people who are just as passionate about children as you.

Joining a professional association will provide a community and space for you to meet and network with other early childhood and school-age professionals, be inspired, share ideas, and learn more about the field, best practices, and ways to grow in your career.

Learn More about MnAEYC and MnSACA Membership

Explore STEAM and Social Emotional Learning at the December School-Age Fun Friday

Our Fun Fridays provide two back-to-back trainings relevant to those working with school-age youth. Attend one training or both!

Friday, December 6, 2019

STEAM Power through Loose Parts: An Introduction for School-Age Staff
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Creativity, critical thinking, STEM and STEAM are all concepts that have become part of the educational landscape, and a great deal of learning happens when children engage in loose parts. Resources, tips, and the role of the adult in supporting loose parts play will be discussed.

Register Today


SEL: Learning at the Heart
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is about more than just targeting and building skills. It must also address the broader environment in which children live and learn. The six features common to effective SEL programs, readiness and strategies, as well as several implementation challenges, will be discussed.

Register Today

Build Your Knowledge with December Trainings

Become a member of MnAEYC or MnSACA and receive discounts to professional development all year long!

Creating and Supporting a Culture of Family Engagement
For both early childhood and school-age

Thursday, December 12, 2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.

Identify current practices and barriers to family engagement. Learn strategies to support children, parents and families using a strength-based lens. Examine how to more authentically engage and include families into your settings through reflecting on yourself and your program.

Register Today





NAEYC Accreditation Lab
For early childhood

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
12:30-2:30 p.m.
St. Paul

Our NAEYC Accreditation Labs are held once a month and are informal opportunities for you to ask questions about your NAEYC accreditation journey. We can help with portfolios, policies & procedures, professional development plans, accreditation paperwork, Portal/website navigation and more. Bring whatever you are working on!

Register Today





Child Development and the School-Age Child
For school-age

Recorded webinar
Watch on your own schedule and at your own pace!

Meets DHS Certification training requirement

Explore characteristics of school-age children, theories of growth and development, brain development, the effects of stress, practical application, and activity planning.

Register Today




Grow and Rejuvenate at the 2020 Winter Leadership Institute and Annual State Conference

Join us at the largest conference in MN for early childhood and afterschool professionals! 1,000 individuals will gather to learn together, share ideas, and build new relationships. Customize your experience by choosing from over 60 sessions!

Take advantage of early bird rates through Friday, December 6.

Become a member of MnAEYC or MnSACA and save even more!

Winter Leadership Institute
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | Child Care Aware MN, St. Paul

Annual State Conference

Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1, 2020 | St. Paul RiverCentre

Learn More and Register Today

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