The 17th Annual Centering on Centers Conference will be held on Jan. 27 and 28 at the Sioux City Convention Center. Each year, the conference brings early childhood educators and providers together to collaborate and learn new strategies. This year's theme is, "What if today was their only day?"

Lisa Murphy, the "Ooey Gooey Lady," will be the keynote speaker. Her play-based presentation has been called informative, humorous, inspirational and energetic. Her work is grounded in over 20 years of experience as a teacher or a staff member for Head Start, kindergarten, preschool, childcare, park and rec center and group homes.

The conference is sponsored by several Siouxland organizations, including Northwest AEA, and costs $50 per day or $80 for both days. Please view the attached flyer and registration form for more information.