33rd Annual PK1 Conference!
Conference brochure is online! Click here for
our conference web page which includes the conference brochure, online
registration and online hotel reservations for the Hyatt Regency.
Take advantage of the early bird registration fee
(four more days!) and guarantee yourself a spot in your
favorite workshops and the new Blogger Fiesta! Purchase orders are
2015 - The PK1
Conference Committee invites you to exhibit your educational materials.
We will be expecting approximately 1000 participants this year -
kindergarten, preschool and early primary teachers, administrators,
parents and leaders. New
this year, a limited number of 10' x 10' spaces! Click here
for exhibit information.
CKA Professional Development
Granite Bay - November 15th!
The next in our series of
professional development workshops will be taking place in Granite Bay on
Saturday, November 15th. Featuring Heidi Butkus, Common Core Tools, Tips & Tricks
for TK, K and 1st Grade will cover everything from language
arts, math, writing and more! You can also earn up to three graduate-level
semester units by attending the wokshop.
For more information on the Granite Bay workshop, click here.
Demos at the Art Here, There & Everywhere Happy Hour
watch Cindy Tuisku, Kindergarten Teacher from Auburn, demonstrate the
three steps to create the lovely Veggie Print Flowers project
pictured on the Conference Brochure Cover.
Interested in demonstrating your favorite art technique? Click here for
3rd Annual Transitional Kindergarten Conference!
The 3rd Annual Transitional
Kindergarten Conference from Early Edge California will be held on Friday,
November 7th in Sacramento. A new workshop, Science for Young
Learners: Creating Engaging and Inclusive Learning Environments has
been added to the line up. To learn more about this exciting event, click here.
Orange County Transitional
The Orange County TK Network would
like to invite you to attend two special opportunities designed for TK
teachers and administrators. Join us as we connect and learn
The Transitional Kindergarten Open House
Friday, November 21st
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Castle Room, Disneyland Hotel
QualityStart OC Early Childhood
Meeting the Needs of All Learners
(New Offering - TK Workshop Track)
Saturday, November 22nd
Marion Cilker Arts Really Teach Conference
Join us and learn arts integration
strategies that are Common Core-aligned in STEM subjects from downtown San
Jose arts providers. Hurry to take advantage of the special Early Bird
price of $20. Title I schools, $10. Regular registration fee of
$40 after October 31st.
Saturday, November 22nd
8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Teacher Enhancement Award (ASTEA) -In honor of Audrey Sanchez, a founding
board member of CKA. CKA offers this award to an early childhood educator who teaches in the spirit
in which Audrey has inspired of talent, leadership and dedication.
Administrator Recognition Award - In honor of Judy
Brown, the conference founder and first president of CKA. JBAR is
awarded to an administrator who encourages developmentally-appropriate early
The deadline for both awards is November 1st. Click here for more information.
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