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 via email by reaching out to [email protected]
Mandy – Contributing Writer / Community Manager
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.
In addition to contributing awesome ideas and activities to the site, Mandy does a lot behind the scenes as our community manager. She’s ready to help share the latest posts with you, answer questions or comments, and respond to emails. You can reach her via email at [email protected]
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.
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.
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.