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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.

Become a Member

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Help with Tuition

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Save the Dates

  1. August 22, 2019 MKA on a Stick!  Visit the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fair to see MKA sharing information about kindergarteners, developmentally appropriate practices and our organization.
  2. October 17, 2019. Watch for more information about MKA’s speaker, Jessica Cabeen presenting at Education Minnesota at the Excel Center. Jessica was a former MDE facilitator for the Pre K – Grade 3 Principal Leadership Series. Her topic is Hacking Early Learning – Working Together to Create the Foundation for Pre K – 3rd Grade Learning by Leading.

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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