SJC and Nassau BOCES Host Child Study Conference

PATCHOGUE, NY – JANUARY 6, 2009 – The Department of Child Study at St. Joseph’s College in conjunction with Nassau BOCES will be hosting a conference entitled, “The Conversations Continue… School and Community Collaboration, II: Learning in the Early Years” on Wednesday, January 21, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The conference is a continuation of last year’s well-attended conference, which took place at Hofstra University.

The goal of this year’s conference is to expose adults in schools and the community, in addition to parents and caregivers, to the promotion of healthy social, emotional, physical and cognitive development in children. A panel discussion on the current state of childcare and education will include:

  • Kathleen Deerr – National Coordinator, Family Place Laboratories; Assistant Director, Outreach Services and National Family Place Project; Middle Country Public Library

  • Dr. Dana Friedman – Executive Director, Early Years Institute

  • Dr. Mary Fritz – Professor of Early Childhood Education, St. Joseph’s College

  • Dr. Dina Lieser – Executive Director, Docs for Tots

  • Kathleen Walsh – Director, Office of Children with Special Needs, Nassau County Department of Health

A registration fee of $65 per person will include a full continental breakfast, lunch and all activities and workshops for the day. For more information or to register, please call Dr. Laura Lustbader of Nassau BOCES at 516.608.6456 or Dr. Mary Fritz of St. Joseph’s College at 516.822.1567.

St. Joseph’s College is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Ave.).

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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