Posted on 11/14/2011 at 12:26 PM by Global Reach

“What if today was their only day?” 

That is actually the title of the Centering on Centers Conference coming up on January 27 and 28, 2012. Keynote and conference speaker, Lisa Murphy, known as the ooey gooey lady ®, poses that question to early childhood professionals. Lisa will share her powerful story of her first day of school and how that one day solidified her decision to become an educator.

In thinking about that title, it reminds me that we need to be constantly aware of children’s perceptions, feelings, interests and needs as we prepare our environment and daily activities. What messages do we want children to leave our program with each day? The preschool years are ones of joyful learning. Playing, exploring, experiencing – they all lead to learning. Just by involving each child actively in the learning you are lighting a fire in the brain.  Ask yourself, “do children feel that joy in our program every day?”  

So, make EVERYDAY their BEST day!!

Mark your calendar. Come and join us for two incredible days with Lisa Murphy. Be prepared to get “ooey, gooey," to move, to laugh and to learn. 

Registration materials will be sent via e-mail to teachers and administrators who work with young children through age six.   Registration begins December 1.
Place: Sioux City Convention Center
Dates: January 27 and 28, 2012
Time: 8:30 to 3:30 each day
Cost: $50 per day or $80 for both days
Includes:  Coffee, rolls in the morning; lunch at noon.

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