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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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MKA at the State Fair – Aug 26th 2018

Come see MKA at the Education Building on August 26, 2018 at the great Minnesota get together – the State Fair!  Stop in, say hello and support developmentally appropriate Kindergarten and Kindergarten teachers!


MKA at EM Minnesota – Thursday, October 18, 2018  

Find us in Room 2 from 11:30 to 12:30.  MKA is sponsoring Holly Weinkopf from Minnesota’s own Red Balloon Bookstore to explore books that will help children address issues.  The session is called “Windows and Mirrors:  The Power of Connecting Kids with Diverse Books.”   Through books, kids can walk through worlds that reflect their own experiences and validate and celebrate their reality.  They can also walk through worlds where the experiences are very different.  Come learn about new titles that can be both mirrors and windows for the kids in your classrooms.  Register on the Education Minnesota website for this free event, 


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Blooming in Kindergarten

Where: West Central Minnesota Friday:  Willmar Conference Center, Willmar, MN Saturday:  KMS High School, Kekhoven, MN

Come ‘bloom’ with us May 3rd-4th for the 2019 Minnesota Kindergarten Spring Conference, hosted by the KMS School District. Whether your roots are planted north, south east or west, you are invited to central Minnesota to further you understanding of how students learn best!

Speakers: Deedee Wills, Jen Jones, Kayla Delzer, Mary Anderson.

Presentation Topics:

Literacy, Math, Mental Health

Re-imagining Education, Classroom Best Practices

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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 to answer questions about the board and membership.

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