Department of Child Study Receives Education Award

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – June 4, 2013 – Long Island Head Start, an organization that provides a comprehensive learning environment to children, has honored the Department of Child Study at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) with the Early Childhood Education Award at its 47th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, May 22 at Captain Bill’s in Bay Shore, N.Y.

“The mission of Head Start complements that of St. Joseph’s College and our partnership has been mutually beneficial,” said S. Mary Ann Cashin, chairperson of the Department of Child Study at SJC. “It was an honor to accept the award on behalf of St. Joseph's College and, in particular, the faculty and teacher candidates who have made the child study program the exemplary one that it is. This award recognizes that quality and we celebrate their recognition.”

Alongside the Department of Child Study, honorees included:

•    Dr. Martin Cantor, Early Childhood Education Advocate Award

•    Former Assemblyman Dean Murray, Community Advocate Award

•    Family Service League, Partnership Award

•    Southside Hospital Adopt-A-Family Program, Community Donor Award

•    Tiffany Adams, Paula Adams and Paul Adams Jr., Alumni Honorees

For 47 years, Long Island Head Start has been dedicated to helping at-risk and vulnerable children and families living in Suffolk County. Today, Long Island Head Start serves over 2,000 children and families in 22 centers located throughout Suffolk County, and have a waiting list of over 1,000 children. For more information about Long Island Head Start, visit

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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