2018 Blast-off Conference Workshops

The East Central Iowa Blast-off Conference brings together early childhood professionals from across the state for a unique professional development opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with others. Please join us for our 2018 Blast-off Conference.  Each of the following workshops are NAC approved training sessions.

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Keynote Address

(12:45pm - 2:45pm)

Brandy Smith

Exploring the STREAM: Utilizing the Early Learning Standards in the Outdoor Environment

For many of us our favorite childhood memories are from being outside. Sadly, this is not true for many children today. This session will explore the updated Early Learning Standards specific to STREAM. In exploring these standards, participants will explore specific ideas to utilize these concepts in the outdoor environment. Come ready to move a little and share your ideas about quality outdoor experiences for children.

Break-out Session I

(8am - 10am)


Break-out Session II

(10:15am - 12:15pm)