Centering on Centers Conference

Friday, January 24 & Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Check in begins at 7:30 a.m.

***New this year***--Registration fee MUST BE RECEIVED in Ames before conference date, or attendee will be asked to pay at the door.

Hilton Garden Inn Riverfront Sioux City
1132 Larsen Park Rd., Sioux City, IA


Keynote Speakers:


Doug Clements Early Math Collaborative, Erickson Institute
Topic: The Surprising Importance of Early Math
Learn about five surprising research findings about early mathematics, including its predictive power, children’s math potential, educators understanding of that potential, the need for interventions, and what we know about effective interventions using research-based learning trajectories.


Brianna Sayre Geiser Heartland AEA Early Childhood Consultant
Topic: Embedding Social Emotional, Literacy and Math Skills Throughout your Day
Learn how to embedded social emotional, literacy and math skills throughout your day to increase child engagement and differentiate for all students to be successful during all activities. 


$100 for both days, $50 for each day individually
Payments must be made by credit or check and must be received prior to the conference.
Lunch is included with the fee.


To register, please visit
Registration deadline: January 17, 2020
Walk-in registration is not guaranteed. No refunds will be granted after the registration deadline. Substitutions are allowed.
Registration questions: contact Kristi Van Zanten at (712) 276-2157.
If special assistance or accommodations are required (including special meal requests), please call (712) 222-6122 by January 17, 2020.


Licensure renewal credit will be available through NWAEA. An additional 3 hour class and fee is required.
Participants will receive training certificates of 6 hours for each full day of attendance.


  • Child Care Resource & Referral of Northwest Iowa
  • Community Action Agency of Siouxland/Head Start
  • Crittenton/Stella Sanford Child Care
  • ISU Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County
  • Mary Elizabeth Child Care and Preschool
  • Native American Childcare Center
  • Northwest Area Education Agency
  • Sioux City Preschool Initiative
  • Western Plains Chapter of Iowa AEYC
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College
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