About The Kindergarten Connection
Ideas and Inspiration for Early Childhood
Here at The Kindergarten Connection, you will find fun learning activities designed with preschool, kindergarten, and first grade in mind.
From crafts and printables, to lessons, games, and more.
Whether you are a classroom teacher, home school family, or a parent looking for additional at-home learning activities, there is something for everyone!
Meet The Team
Alex – Founder/Editor
Alex is a Kindergarten teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She brought that passion over to this corner of the internet when The Kindergarten Connection had its first blog post in 2014. Since then, it has continued to grow and become a source of fun learning activities for kids, including the addition of its sister site, The Letters of Literacy.
She has earned a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and Masters Degrees in Special Education and Curriculum Design. She is a night owl, coffee lover, and owns over 2,000 children’s books. She lives with her husband and their big black Labrador, Tank in the Pacific Northwest.
You can contact Alex anytime via email using the contact tab at the top, or by emailing alex at thekindergartenconnection.com
Samantha – Editor
Samantha is the editor here at The Kindergarten Connection. She makes sure all of the fun activities and printables are ready to share with you!
Samantha is an entrepreneur and a former homeschooler from Indiana, USA. She has many specialities including words, frugality, and homeschooling. When not blogging, Samantha spends her time reading, trying to speak Hebrew, and wasting time on Pinterest. You can visit her over at Le Chaim on the Right.
Jennifer – Contributing Writer
Jennifer Tammy is a trained psychologist and single mom who runs a Montessori preschool out of her home in order to stay home full-time with her daughter, Miss G. Every day she shares easy recipes, parenting inspiration, and hands-on learning ideas on her blog, Sugar, Spice, and Glitter.
Nicole – Contributing Writer
Nicole is a former Kindergarten teacher who now uses her Early Childhood Education Degree in her preschool classroom! She keeps her preschoolers engaged with simple (sometimes messy!) play ideas that encourage hands-on learning.Find more about her educational activities and printables at Modern Preschool.
Kim J. – Contributing Writer
Kim is a medical social worker turned stay at home mom to three. She enjoys sharing simple crafts and activities, parenting and homemaking tips, and a lot of holiday and seasonal fun at The Resourceful Mama.
Sarah – Contributing Writer
Sarah is an educator turned stay at home mother of four. She has taught a wide range of levels, from preschool to college. She blogs at Stay At Home Educator, a website dedicated to providing creative activities and tools for teaching in early childhood. She loves Krav Maga, mountain biking, and cooking. See more over on Stay at Home Educator.
Katie- Contributing Writer
Katie T. Christiansen is an early childhood educator of 14 years and mama to three sweet little ones. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and loves teaching children through play. You can follow Katie on Preschool Inspirations, and see more of what she shares on Pinterest and Instagram.
Nadia – Contributing Writer
Nadia is South African mom to two littles, a former preschool teacher, and currently working as a reading therapist at a remedial school. She blogs over at Teach me Mommy about easy and playful activities inspiring you to be your child’s first teacher. You can see more of her ideas on Pinterest and Instagram.
Nicola – Contributing Writer
Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts,crafts and learning ideas for her two sons aged 6 and 8 and daughter aged 3, to enjoy doing together. She share crafts and fun ideas over on Crafty Kids at Home and fun toys for kids on Learning Toy Guide.
Andreja – Contributing Writer
Lover of all things DIY and crafting for as far as she can remember, Andreja shares her projects on her blog Easy Peasy and Fun Her goal is to share crafts and recipes that are super simple to make and for the whole family to enjoy.
Mandy – Contributing Writer
MissMaesDays.com is the creation of Mandy Mae; wife, mother, teacher, and frugal-DIY-enthusiast. Hoping to inspire others to take action in making a positive influence in the lives of children with simple DIY, crafting, thrifting, and teaching projects, Mandy enjoys sharing both her successes and hiccups with easy-to-follow tips & tutorials.
Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.
What is there to say about Alecia? She is a homeschooling mom of 2, tries to be June Cleaver and fails and loves creating hands on activities and fun worksheets that she shares over on Learning 2 Walk.