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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.

MKA Spring Conference. May 4th & 5th, 2018

Conference Registration is now open. Deadline April 13th 2018

Join us at Jackson County Central for a bit of “Learning Down on the Farm.” Some down- home fun! Hope to see you all there!!


Our Speakers Include:

Debbie Silver is a speaker, author and humorist.   Since she was a child she has enjoyed entertaining folks, and today she  both entertains and provides significant strategies for success to audiences.  She have given keynotes and workshops in 49 states, all across Canada, and in Europe, Mexico, the Middle East, and Asia.  Have you read her best seller, “Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 – Teaching Kids to Succeed?”


Adam Peterson, a kindergarten teacher and self published children’s author, specializes in technology integration and writing.  He is the creator the the “Teachers Learn Too” YouTube channel (check it out!) and is the host of an online Q&A show for educators, #TeachersTalkToo.


Kim Adsit, presents on a national level after retiring from 30 years of teaching Kindergarten.  Her idea packed sessions are sure to please.  Visit her at


Mary Casanova is an award-winning children’s author of novels and picture books. Many of her books stem from her life on the Minnesota-Canadian border; yet some of her stories have taken her as far away as France, Norway, and Belize for research. Whatever the setting for her books, Casanova writes stories that matter–and stories that kids can’t put down.


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!  Positions open at the Spring Conference are: Region 6 Rep, Secretary and Treasurer.  Look at the MKA Bylaws found on this website for more detailed information about the duties of these positions or contact President  Lisa Schoneman to answer your questions.  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.)

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