Early Childhood Professions Expo 2017

Want to build your career in early childhood education?

Join us for this FREE Early Childhood Professions Expo. Find pathways to higher education, training, financial aid, and career advancement in the early childhood field. Submit your registration to receive free breakfast, two free training hours and free raffle prizes. Walk-ins are welcome.

Date: April 22, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. — Noon (Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Place: Minneapolis Community and Technical College
            Technical Building (T-Building)
            1501 Hennepin Avenue
            Minneapolis, MN 55403
Parking: Parking is available for free in the MCTC ramp from 8:30am-9:30am. Street parking in Minneapolis is free on Saturdays.

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  • Jamie Bonczyk, A Discovery of the Profession

Exchange Magazine named Jamie Bonczyk M.A. an Exceptional Emerging Leader in the Field of Early Childhood in 2015. She has nearly 20 years of professional experience capturing the imaginations of both children and adults. She has presented nationally for the National Head Start Association and National Association for the Education of Young Children. In addition, she spoke at the National Association for Child and Adult Care Food Sponsors Association Let’s Move Child Care award luncheon. Locally, Jamie is a Master level trainer in the Minnesota Quality Rating System and regularly conducts workshops about the importance of physical activity and nutrition.

Jamie believes all Early Childhood Professionals should have self-care strategies woven into their daily work with children and families. She published an article, “Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Others” in the July/August 2016 edition of Exchange Magazine. For her personal self-care plan, Jamie is a student and performer of improvised theater and story telling. She performs daily for her 4-year-old daughter, Sylvie.


  • Joining the early education workforce
  • Resume tips
  • Training registration and tracking
  • How to advocate for child care
  • Scholarship opportunities


  • Metro-based colleges with early education degree programs
  • Professional membership associations
  • Center directors
  • State-supported resources and organizations