Subject:                          FW: December 2014 Enews






   California Kindergarten Association


December 2014


33rd Annual PK1 Conference!
January 16th - 18th


There's Still Time to Register!  Come and enjoy up to three days of activities that you will not want to miss including TK and Common Core in-depth workshops during our PreConference Institute, keynote speakers Ken Wesson and Dr. Jean and the new Blogger Fiesta featuring Deanna Jump, Deedee Wills and more of your favorite bloggers! Click here for our conference web page which includes the conference brochure, online registration and online hotel reservations for the Hyatt Regency. 
Principals Free!  Would you like your principal to spend more time in kindergarten? Bring them with you to the conference free of charge with ONE paid registration from the same school. Along will all the exciting options our conference has to offer, they can attend a special principals' session offered by Jim Grant, 25 Things Every Administrator Should Know About Early Childhood. Please write "administrator" at the top of the principal's conference registration form.

Heidi Songs


HeidiSongs are sing along songs that teach, created by a Kindergarten teacher FOR teachers to help meet the needs of PreK, TK, Kindergarten and First Grade children!  HeidiSongs is a multi-sensory program that is perfect for children who are active learners and that love to sing and move.  It is a developmentally appropriate way to help young children learn the Common Core State Standards through auditory, kinesthetic, visual, and musical techniques.  And best of all, kids LOVE it! 

HeidiSongs is proud to support and be a "Friend of CKA."  Thank you for all you do, CKA!


Child Care Summit

Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for First 5's 2015 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit taking place on February 10-12, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, California 95815.
Reserve your spot at a special early-bird rate. Available registrations to fill up quickly, so please register as early as possible! 

Register Here

We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!


5th Annual SF Bay Area STEAM Colloquium   Full STEAM Ahead: Designing for Learning

Join over 300 educators for the 2015 SF Bay Area STEAM Colloquium, on January 30, 2015, at the San Ramon Marriott.

This engaging day includes a keynote by Jeffrey Charbonneau, 2013 National Teacher of the Year, over 35 breakout sessions engaging participants in STEAM education and the STEAM resource fair and gallery showcasing classroom activities, programs and resources for integrating STEAM. Strands include Designing for Early Learning, Designing for the Future, Designing for Leading and Designing for Integration.
CKA will be represented by 3 members of the Visual Arts Committee, Zelda Le Frak, Stephanie Figula and Linda Becker, presenting ART Really Teaches Across the Curriculum at the Colloquium's Gallery.
Register at The $75 fee includes access to keynote and breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch and parking.
For information contact Hilary Dito, CCCOE STEAM Coordinator at or (925) 942-3396.


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  • TKP Implementation
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Art Really Teaches (4th Edition)


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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