Methodist Nursery & Kindergarten Association

Training can be attended by MNKA member- and non-members.  Please see the Fee Schedule for cost.

2018-19 Calendar of Events

Date Time Meeting Location


Friday, Aug. 10

8 AM- 1 PM

SEEDS for Fall Planting

Teacher Training - 5 hours

St. Andrews UMC

5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

Tuesday, Sept. 18 12:30-2:30 PM

Directors' Development- Catered

Speaker: Sandy Buttine OT; Playworks

Topic: Overview of Neurological Development, Metronome, and Feeding Therapies; Autistic Disorder; Non-Verbal Learning Differences; SI Disorder

The Weekday School

University Park UMC

4024 Caruth Blvd

Dallas, TX 75225


Saturday, Oct. 6 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM

You Asked for It Training - (4 Hr)

Speaker: *

Topic:  1)Tools Toward Managing Emotional Meltdowns 2)Unconvnetional Music ideas/activites in the classroom - Creating New Sounds! 

Learning Academy Preschool

Wylie UMC

1401 Country Club Rd

Wylie, TX 75098


Tuesday, Oct 16 12:30-2:30 PM

Directors' Development- Catered

Speaker: Pastoral Counseling Center

Topic: The Exceptional Child: Bright or Gifted?

St. Michael Episcopal School

8011 Douglas Dr.

Dallas, TX 75225

214-361-1224 x:248

Tuesday, Nov 13 12:30-2:30 PM

Directors' Development- Catered

Speaker: Sara Bravo, Park Cities Child & Family Counseling

Topic: Understanding the Difference Between Anger & Anxiety in Children.

Northway Christian Day School

7202 W.Northwest Highway

Dallas, 75225



Sat., Feb. 2


8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Super Saturday Training - (4 hr)

Speaker: Campfire
Topic: The presence of Diversity in All Classrooms

Crossing Point Christian School 

First Christian Church McKinney

1800 W. Hunt St. 

McKinney, TX 75069

Tues., Feb 12 12:30-2:30 PM

Directors' Development - Catered

Speaker: Jennifer Suggs, MOT/OTR, SIPT, Owner Pediatric Therapy Service - SPOTS
Topic: Overview of Skills for Success: Play, Social, Self-Help, School

Skillman Church Child Dev. Center

3014 Skillman 

Dallas, TX 75026


Tues, March 19 12:30-2:30 PM

Directors' Development - Catered

Speaker: Sarah Bravo; Park Cities Child & Family Counseling  

Topic: The Whole Brain Child - useful developmental strategies

Open Door Preschool

4105 Junius 

Dallas, TX 75246


Sat, March 23 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Specials for Spring Training - (4 hr)

Speaker: TBD

Meadows Christian Learning Center

Meadows Baptist Church

3001 Los Rios Blvd

Plano, TX 75074

Tuesday, April 30 12:30-2:30 PM

Directors' Development - Catered

Speaker: Director's Roundtable

Topic: Required Trianings for Minimum Standards


Tuesday & Wednesday

June 11-12

8:00 AM- 2:00 PM Directors' 2 Day Training

North Star Learning Center

3901 North Star Road,

Richardson, TX 75082