National Kindergarten Alliance
To nurture, support and encourage kindergarten teachers and children in the implementation of exemplary programs.
The NKA was formed in 2001 out of a need felt by teachers and others involved in kindergarten education to connect and problem solve across the nation.
What we are about
This small but hardy group soon found that the same concerns existed nationwide - how to maintain appropriate practices and meet the standards! Since then, many dedicated and talented individuals and organizations have joined together to offer expertise and research.
Today the National Kindergarten Alliance is emerging as a viable organization in pursuit of its goal of ensuring best practices for ALL. The NKA coalition membership shares a common mission as it reaches out to kindergarten educators through workshops, meet and greet gatherings, and individual conversations and support.
The NKA is the ONLY national, non-profit organization dedicated specifically to the needs of kindergarten students and teachers. Members strive to establish, nurture and support the highest quality education for our youngest learners through the identification of appropriate practices based on comprehensive research.
Currently the National Kindergarten Alliance membership includes professional organizations from AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MN, ND, NH, OR, SC, and TX as well as individual members in twenty-nine additional states and Puerto Rico. This represents thousands of kindergarten and early childhood educators and administrators!