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Kimberly Minckler

PDS II

Missoula, MT Region 2 Region CCR&R: Child Care Resources

Professional Development Specialist/Trainer (406) 728-6446

Miles willing to travel
20
Time of day
Both
Schedule Availability
Both
Primary Language
English
Secondary Language
English
Training Language(s)
English

Trainer Credentials

Kimberly Minckler is an early childhood professional in Missoula, Montana. Starting out as a University of Montana Elementary Education graduate in 2005, she spent three years substituting in the public schools. In 2008, Kimberly was offered a position as a lead PreK teacher and Curriculum Coordinator for a Missoula child care center, and was eventually promoted to Assistant Director. She eventually left in 2015 when her own family began to grow. Knowing that her passion was in early childhood, Kimberly opened her own in-home Program which achieved National Accreditation and Stars for Quality level 5. Her passion only continued to grow as she learned new ways to improve quality and support the child care community. Kimberly went back to school and earned her Master of Education in Early Childhood May 2019. Now Kimberly continues to advocate for early childhood professionals and the youth of our community by teaching and facilitating classes through Child Care Resources.

Age Group Expertise

Infants (0 through 18 months) Toddlers (19 through 35 months) Preschoolers (36 months through entry to school) Elementary (K through 5th grade) Adults

Knowledge Base Content Area

  • Diversity
  • Health and Well-being
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Environmental Design
  • Child Guidance
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Program Management
  • Curriculum
  • Observation, Documentation, and Assessment
  • Professionalism
  • Personal Dispositions

Approved To Teach

None of the above

Additional Training

Foundations for Trainers Training Strategies

Higher Education

Associates Degree
College of the Redwoods
Arts
Bachelor's Degree
University of Montana
Elementary Education
Masters Degree
The University of Montana
Early Childhood Education

Additional Credentials

Class 2 Standard Teacher's License
State of Montana Educator License
Elementary K-8
Montana Infant/Toddler Certification
Early Childhood Services Bureau
Caregiver 1
Montana Preschool Certificate