Allison McDonald, B.A, B.Ed, M.S
Founder and editor of No Time For Flash Cards
I have been teaching children in various capacities since 1993, so you can imagine I have done my fair share of crafts, songs, and circle times. I started as a day camp leader at a local recreation center while in high school. Taught various preschool age and after-school programs through university and worked as a reading tutor while pursuing a second degree in elementary education. After graduating with honors I set out to teach, ended up as a director of a large childcare center and preschool and returned to the classroom after a year realizing pretty quickly that I belong in a classroom, not an office. My son’s birth brought me home and my love of teaching and helping other parents sparked the idea for No Time For Flash Cards. In 2014 I returned to the classroom teaching 2-3-year-olds for three years until deciding to focus my time on completing my Master of Science in Early Childhood and Family Development which I completed in 2018.
Since starting this blog in early 2008, I have had the opportunity to work with wonderful brands like Melissa & Doug, speak at conferences, and write curriculum for Itty-Bitty Bookworm a literature-based preschool curriculum and MeMeTales. I am also proud to have written about family literacy on their Raise A Reader blog. You can also find me over at PBS’s new Adventures in Learning blog where I share hands-on ways to learn.
Early childhood education is my passion. Whether in a classroom or family room I want to help adults make learning fun and meaningful for the children they care for.