Meet Ms. McKay

Phone: 410-758-1320


Degrees and Certifications:

Towson University: BS Special Education Infant/Primary, Post-Bachelors certificate in Autism Studies Wilmington University: Masters Teaching/Instruction APC Early Childhood and Special Education

Meet Ms. McKay

Hi my name is Kristen (Nicki) McKay. I started teaching Special Education for Queen Anne’s County schools through the Infants and Toddlers program. I now teach Pre-K and Pre-School at CES and it is so much fun! I attended Towson Univeristy for my undergraduate degree and Masters in Autism Studies and also have a Masters in Teaching and Instruction from Wilmington University. When I'm not at CES I enjoy hanging out and playing with my 12 year old twins Zack and Dylan. I also have two brothers Sean(27) and Jackson(12) and a sister Ava (9). We love to cheer for the Ravens and Capitals and spend all the time we can at the beach or going to see live music. I love meeting new students and their families and having past students come and visit. It's going to be a great year!

  • Reading:

    • Read to your child for at least 10 minutes a day
    • Help them make up stories about a book using the pictures
    • Find the letters in their name in their home or community (on signs, toys...)


    • Count objects around the number
    • Practice holding up fingers while counting
    • Point out numbers 0-10 in their home or community

    Fine Motor

    • Practice coloring in the lines, cutting, using glue


    • Schedule play dates with same age peers
      • set up games that require peer intereaction or back and forth play
    • Visit parks and play grounds and encourage intereactions with other children
    • Encourage children to say hello and good bye or wave to peers and adults


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