Subject:                          October 2014 Enews





   California Kindergarten Association


October 2014


33rd Annual PK1 Conference!

The PK1 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 accepted.

2015 PK1 Conference Brochure Cover

Exhibitors 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 Workshop
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.

Art Demos at the Art Here, There & Everywhere Happy Hour

Come 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 additional information.

Flowers in Vase Pink

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 Kindergarten Network

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 together!

The Transitional Kindergarten Open House
Friday, November 21st
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Castle Room, Disneyland Hotel

QualityStart OC Early Childhood Collaborative Conference
Inclusive Practices: Meeting the Needs of All Learners
(New Offering - TK Workshop Track)
Saturday, November 22nd
Disneyland Hotel

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 6th Annual 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
Register now!

CKA Final Photography Release

 ​CKA Awards

Audrey Sanchez 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. 

Judith Brown 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 childhood education.

The deadline for both awards is November 1st. 
Click here for more information.

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Become part of a network of educators who want early childhood education to be the best it can be!  CKA members can look forward to:

  • TKP Implementation
  • Common Core State Standards lesson plans
  • More You Tube videos
  • More offerings on our website's Members Only Portal

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Art Really Teaches

Present currciulum to your students using hands-on art experiences! Art Really Teaches includes color photos of art projects by 4, 5 and 6 year old artists, tips for framing art work, a project title index as well as over 400 activities to help you teach the standards!

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The cost is $35 plus shipping and handling.  To order a copy, contact First Stage Publishing at (707)664-0164 or email them at!


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