This year’s conference will emphasize Kindergarten's essential role in inspiring curiosity, imagination and resilience in children.
The Teaching Kindergarten Conference will:
Present a vision of Kindergarten that is developmentally appropriate.
Reflect the democratic values of equity and diversity.
Emphasize the unique and important role of Kindergarten within the context of early childhood education (PreK-2nd grade).
Present current research on learning and development and its implications for kindergarten practice.
Provide models of learner-centered Kindergarten classrooms that also meet the Common Core State Standards.
Inspire educators and parents to advocate for healthy Kindergarten classrooms.
This conference is for everyone who is invested in kindergarten: classroom teachers, coaches, administrators, graduate students, faculty, and policy makers. Workshops will be listed soon.