Our History

Judy Brown, with a group of dedicated educators, organized the first Bay Area Kindergarten Conference and was the first President of the CKA. To read Judy’s history of how she and other involved educators started CKA, click on the information below.

Judy’s Dream, January 2007

 Kindergarten has been a proud tradition in California schools for over 150 years.  Patricia de Cos wrote a history of kindergarten in California for the Joint Legislative Committee to Develop a Master Plan for Education — Kindergarten through University in 2001.

History and Development of Kindergarten in California