North Central Early Childhood Conference in October

North Central Michigan College, the Char-Em ISD, Northern Michigan Human Services Agency and other community early care and education programs will present the Early Childhood Windows of Opportunity Conference, Friday, October 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference will be held on North Central’s Petoskey campus.

The conference includes a keynote address by international early childhood education author, Daniel Hodgins, whose presentation is entitled “Supporting Children Who Color Outside the Lines.”  There will also be morning and afternoon workshops and a buffet lunch.  The cost is $35 until September 23, then $50.

Online registration through the Char-Em ISD is required for this conference. Visit, click on Professional Development in the menu bar at the top right and choose Online Registration from the dropdown menu and follow instructions, or go to and click on Early Childhood Window of Opportunity Conference for more details.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.


For more information:

Kathy Bardins

Communications and Events Specialist