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The Minnesota Kindergarten Association

The Minnesota Kindergarten Association is a not for profit organization advocating developmentally appropriate Kindergarten programs for all children and quality education of Kindergarten teachers.  Membership is open to professionals interested in Kindergarten and early childhood.

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October 17, 2019. Hacking early learning. Working Together To Create The Foundation For PreK-3rd Grade Learning by Leading. 

Wondering how to better align the learning in the early years with other grades? Wanting to make meaningful connections with families before they even enroll in your school? Ready to take the next steps to ensuring alignment of play is embedded in authentic learning experiences? Jessica Cabeen, 2017 MN NAESP National Distinguished Principal, will offer ideas and take aways school leaders can use tomorrow that will amplify the early learning experience and give educators grounding steps to take their own knowledge of these critical years to the next level.

The workshop will be held at the Saint Paul Rivercenter on October 17th from 1pm-2pm in Room 11.  


Spring Conference


Come to Jordan, MN May 1-2, 2020 for the Minnesota Kindergarten Association spring conference!  We are looking forward to having Crystal Radke, Jessica Travis and Angie Bonthuis as our keynote speakers.  You can find Crystal Radke at https://kreativeinlife.com/ Jessica Travis can be found at https://www.jessicatravisteaching.com/  and Angie Bonthuis can be found at I Love Kindergarten Start following these amazing teachers and get excited to hear their wonderful ideas in May 2020!  In addition to these fantastic speakers we will hear from Jen Heyer, an innovative kindergarten teacher leading the way with outdoor learning.  Jordan is located just south of the Twin Cities metro area on Hwy 169.  We can’t wait to welcome you to our town and learn new things together!  The Minnesota Kindergarten Conference May 1-2, 2020 is going to be SWEET!  


Interested in becoming more active in the Minnesota Kindergarten Association?   Board members are compensated mileage, hotel, sub pay, etc. so the only thing that you need to bring is your passion for Kindergarten!  We would love to have you as part of a passionate team of educators striving to advocate developmentally appropriate programs for Kindergarteners and quality education of Kindergarten teachers.  (You need not be a Kindergarten teacher to be a member or on the board.) Feel free to contact President Lisa Schoneman at mkateachers@gmail.com to answer questions about the board and membership.

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