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State and National Resources for Quality Programming

The programs below have distinguished themselves by joining a select group of programs operating at the highest level of quality. These programs have worked for a year or more to improve their programs and provide excellent services to children, youth, and families.

Congratulations and job well done!

NAEYC Accredited Early
Childhood Programs

The Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC) is a proud state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). While there are many accrediting bodies that are recognized across the nation, we specialize in NAEYC Accreditation because it is the gold standard for early childhood programs across the country.

View a current list of NAEYC accredited programs in Minnesota here.


MAAP Accredited School-Age Programs

We are proud to announce these program have earned accreditation from the Minnesota Afterschool Accreditation Program (MAAP), some with support from the Accreditation Facilitation Project (AFP). The AFP is managed by the Minnesota School-Age Care Alliance with generous monetary support from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The AFP supports programs as they pursue accreditation by providing technical assistance and in-depth consulting, coaching and mentoring.

Cedar Riverside Child Care Center, 2019

Fridley Public Schools
Fridley Tiger Club - SAC, 2017

Keystone Community Kids at West 7th Community Center, St. Paul, 2018

Minneapolis Public Schools
Minneapolis Kids - Barton, 2019
Minneapolis Kids - Bryn Mawr, 2018
Minneapolis Kids - Burroughs, 2019
Minneapolis Kids - Dowling, 2017
Minneapolis Kids - Hale, 2019
Minneapolis Kids - Justice Page, 2018
Minneapolis Kids - Kenny, 2017
Minneapolis Kids - Lake Harriet Lower Campus, 2019
Minneapolis Kids - Lake Harriet Upper Campus, 2019
Minneapolis Kids - Loring, 2018
Minneapolis Kids - Lyndale, 2017
Minneapolis Kids - Marcy, 2019
Minneapolis Kids - Pratt, 2017
Minneapolis Kids - Webster, 2019
Minneapolis Kids - Whittier, 2017

Minnetonka Public Schools
Deephaven Explorers Club, 2017
Excelsior Explorers Club, 2018
Minnewashta Explorers Club, 2019
Scenic Heights Explorers Club, 2018

Osseo Area Schools
Basswood Kidstop, 2018
Cedar Island Kidstop, 2018
Edinbrook Kidstop, 2018
Elm Creek Kidstop, 2019
Fernbrook Kidstop, 2019
Rush Creek Kidstop, 2019
Weaver Lake Kidstop, 2017
Woodland Kidstop, 2017
Zanewood Kidstop, 2017

Robbinsdale Area Schools
Fair at Pilgrim Lane Robbinsdale Adventure Club, 2018
Forest Adventure Club, 2019
Lakeview Adventure Club, 2018
Meadow Lake Adventure Club, 2017
Neill Adventure Club, 2018
Noble Adventure Club, 2019
Northport Adventure Club, 2017
School of Engineering & Arts Adventure Club, 2017
Sonnesyn Adventure Club, 2018
Spanish Immersion Adventure Club, 2019
Zachary Lane Adventure Club, 2017

Rockford Area Schools
Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School Galaxy Kids, 2019

Roseville Area Schools
Brimhall Friendship Connection, 2018
Central Park Friendship Connection, 2018
Edgerton Friendship Connection, 2017
Emmet D. Williams Friendship Connection, 2018
Falcon Heights Friendship Connection, 2017
Harambee Friendship Connection, 2019
Little Canada Friendship Connection, 2017
Parkview Friendship Connection, 2019

St. Louis Park Schools
Aquila Kids' Place, 2019
Peter Hobart Kids' Place, 2019
Susan Lindgren Kids' Place, 2018

Tayo DayCare Inc., 2019

Wayzata Public Schools
Birchview Home Base, 2019
Gleason Lake Home Base, 2017
Greenwood Home Base, 2017
Kimberly Lane Home Base, 2019
Oakwood Home Base, 2019
Plymouth Creek Home Base, 2019
Sunset Hill Home Base, 2018

White Bear Lake Area Schools
Lincoln Extended Day, 2018
Oneka Extended Day, 2019
Willow Lane Extended Day, 2018

Zakia, Inc. da Pumpkin Patch Daycare and Learning Center, Burnsville, 2018


If you are interested in becoming accredited, or are currently pursuing accreditation and would like some additional support, contact or 651-789-3587.


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