The Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC) is an association of nearly 700 early childhood professionals. Our members are a diverse group of professionals representing all areas of early childhood. Our members are early childhood teachers, center directors, program managers, trainers, and advocates. Members network with one another, support each other and learn together while they grow as professionals. A volunteer Board of Directors and member-supported committees provide leadership for the organization.
MnAEYC’s mission is to serve and act on behalf of early care and education professionals (birth to age 8) in Minnesota:
Enhancing the availability and quality of professional development opportunities
Supporting program improvement and (NAEYC) accreditation
Advocating for public policy change in early care and education that is consistent with our mission
What is MnSACA?
The Minnesota School-Age Care Alliance (MnSACA) is an association of 750 child/youth-focused professionals who provide care for school-age children and youth in school, park, home and agency settings during out-of-school hours. Members network with one another, support each other and learn together while they grow as professionals. A volunteer Board of Directors and member-supported committees provide leadership for the organization.
MnSACA's mission is to promote quality out-of-school time programs and support the leadership and development of out-of-school time professionals.
What does MnAEYC and MnSACA do?
Holds an annual conference with nationally recognized speakers, hands-on workshops and great ideas for use in early childhood and school-age care programs
Helps programs to improve quality through the Accreditation Facilitation Project and the Minnesota Afterschool Accreditation Program
Provides scholarship funds to help members pay for conferences and professional training opportunities
Publishes a membership directory for easy access to a statewide network of professional colleagues
Distributes weekly email alerts and a quarterly newsletter with news, training opportunities, tips, and trends in caring for children and youth.
Provides yearly training series which includes statewide training, training of trainers, and other professional development opportunities
Generates ideas and support through the work of several committees
Advocates at the State Capitol on issues critical to the early childhood and school-age care field and offers opportunities for members to get involved and advocate for their programs.
What are the benefits of being a MnAEYC or MnSACA member?
We support professionals by offering discounted rates on exceptional professional development opportunities, including an annual conference.
We support professionals by offering networking opportunities where they can interact and learn from each other.
We promote quality through our Accreditation Facilitation Project.
We represent your voice at the State Capitol on issues critical to the early care and education and out-of-school time fields and offer opportunities for you to get involved and advocate for your program.
We support professionals by keeping them up to date via weekly email alerts and a quarterly newsletter.
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NAEYC members receive Young Children, NEWS, discounts on national conferences, and access to the "members-only" section of the NAEYC website. In addition to these benefits, comprehensive members receive 5-6 books published by NAEYC.
Tuition savings at Rasmussen College, including 10% off tuition discount on all of Rasmussen’s courses and an application fee waiver ($40 value). For more information, please call 855-372-7236 or visit www.rasmussen.edu/MnAEYC or email Jody.Paulson@rasmussen.edu
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MnSACA members receive automatic membership in NAA, the National Afterschool Association and receive Afterschool Today, a national publication (comprehensive members only)
Tuition savings at Rasmussen College, including 10% off tuition discount on all of Rasmussen’s courses and an application fee waiver ($40 value). For more information, please call 855-372-7236 or visit www.rasmussen.edu/MnSACA or email Jody.Paulson@rasmussen.edu
Join MnAEYC Today!
Become a member of MnAEYC (Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children or Minnesota AEYC) and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) today and receive Young Children, NEWS, reductions on conference fees, and access to the "members-only" section of the NAEYC website. In addition to these benefits, comprehensive members receive 5-6 books published by NAEYC.
There are several ways to join. Three options are described below. If you are renewing, please make sure you include your Membership ID number with your registration. The Membership ID number can be found directly above your name on the left side of your MnAEYC and NAEYC mailing labels. Please make sure that you are a member of MnAEYC. You must be a member of MnAEYC to receive MnAEYC mailings and discounts at MnAEYC events.
Options for Joining MnAEYC or Renewing MnAEYC Membership
Print a Membership Application from the NAEYC Membership Page. For the Affiliate Name/Number, write "Minnesota at-large/3600." If you would like more information on creating a local chapter in your area, please contact the MnAEYC office. All of these memberships include membership in MnAEYC, Midwest AEYC and NAEYC. Mail the form with your payment to NAEYC at the address listed on the form.
Email MnAEYC at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address to request a membership brochure. Please put "Mail Membership Brochure" in the subject of your email.
If you have any questions regarding these instructions or your membership status, please email MnAEYC at email@example.com, or call us at 651-646-8689 ext. 35 or contact NAEYC at 1-800-424-2460 .
New Members: Join MnAEYC and NAEYC online through the NAEYC website. You must add Minnesota AEYC as your affiliate to become a member of MnAEYC.
Renewing Members: Login as a renewing member with your Membership ID number. The Membership ID number can be found directly above your name on the left side of your MnAEYC and NAEYC mailing labels. Please make sure to select MnAEYC as an affiliate if it is not listed when you renew.
Adding the MnAEYC Affiliate: If you are an Independent Member of NAEYC, you will need to add MnAEYC as an affiliate. If your membership was just processed, you can login to your membership account and add the Minnesota AEYC affiliate. You will be charged the affiliate portion of the dues. If it is time for you to renew, renew your membership and add Minnesota AEYC as an affiliate.