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Teaching Kindergarten Conference: Where Did the Garden Go? Curiosity, Imagination and Resilience in Children


  • Bank Street College of Education (map)

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.