Centering on Centers Virtual Conference

Children around a globe with text reading "Celebrate Childhood"

Friday, January 29 & Saturday, January 30, 2021.

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Keynote Speaker: Kelly Matthews


Topic: Intentional teaching, supporting children in play and learning through teacher intention.


Topics: Building relationships right from the start; belonging and learning in times of change AND conflict, power struggles & that darn chair.


$60 for both days
$30 each day individually
Payments may be made by credit card or check and must be received prior to the conference.


To register, go to
Registration deadline: January 22, 2021
Registration limited to 200 per day.
No refunds will be granted after the registration deadline. Substitutions are allowed by e-mailing Kristi Van Zanten ( prior to the conference.
Registration questions: Contact Kristi Van Zanten at (712) 276-2157. If special assistance or accommodations are required, please call (712) 222-6122 by January 22, 2021.


Licensure renewal credit will be available through NWAEA (
Course #: 190549 NW - Centering on Center with Kelly Matthews.
Final Zoom: Feb. 16, 2021, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Child Care Resource & Referral of Northwest Iowa
  • Community Action Agency of Siouxland/Head Start
  • Crittenton/Stella Stanford Child Care
  • ISU Extension & 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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