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Jerry P. Becker

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National Kindergarten Alliance - Info & Join
Posted: Jan 4, 2013 6:44 PM
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Please share with pre-school, kindergarten, first grade and primary
teachers in your district or on your lists.


The mission of the NKA [National Kindergarten Alliance] is to
nurture, support and encourage kindergarten teachers and children in
the implementation of exemplary programs.

The National Kindergarten Alliance 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. 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 National Kindergarten Alliance 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!

Visit the excellent National Kindergarten Alliance website at

where you can learn all about the NKA. See especially, for example,
the Research Position Papers []
and Curriculum Ideas
[] and
Newsletters [].

If you'd like to join the National Kindergarten Alliance, download
the attached membership page [Word or pdf] and submit it or see the
membership form at and complete
your membership online.

PSSSST! Have you heard?

The National Kindergarten Alliance [NKA] has a bigger umbrella this
year! Research, curriculum, book reviews and everything now includes
Pre-School, Kindergarten and First Grade! Tell your friends!

Ask everyone you know to join NKA!

Visit your local Pre-School, Kindergarten or Elementary School. Tell
them about us.

Be among the first fifty to join or renew in 2013 and the NKA has a
gift for you!

W O W !!!!! Does life get any better?

Individual dues are still a deal at only $25.00 and you need not send
new paperwork ... if you are a member and wish to renew, we have you
on file! Just send a check payable to NKA to PO Box 309. Agua Dulce,
TX 73880 ... or even easier ... go to our website and submit your dues via PayPal.

NKA realizes that in these tight financial times you are being forced
to make choices about where you spend your hard earned dollars. BUT
on the other hand, with decreased educational funding, teacher bad
press, public evaluations, labeling and finger pointing now the
"norm" we need each
other more than ever!

Being a member of NKA demonstrates your commitment to best practices
in early childhood education. Becoming a sponsor with a tax
deductible gift of $5.00 or more added to your dues will allow NKA to
provide even more grants, scholarships, supplies, advice, etc. (and
brighten the day for the NKA worker bees!).

All officers and board members donate their time and resources so the
only "overhead" NKA has is money spent for web services - domain,
monthly fee and web master. All Prizes and "give-away" items are also

Some of you have been NKA supporters for many years and some of you
are fairly new but we value each of you greatly, whether new or past,
and hope to see your name on the membership list very soon!

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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