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Language, Communication and Literacy: Let's Dig into Early Learning Standards!

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Handout 1 and additional material (you do not need to print additional material)

Presenter: Joy Connolly, M.A., MPA

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018

Sign In: 5:30pm

Conference: 5:45pm-9:00pm

LISHA Member: $60.00 (You must Sign-In to receive member pricing)

LISHA Student Member: $25.00

New LISHA Member: $110.00 (*includes 2018 LISHA dues)

New LISHA Student Member: $50.00 (*includes 2018 LISHA dues)

Non-Member Professional: $85.00

This program is offered for .3 CEU's Intermediate Level: Professional Area



Joy Connolly, M.A., MPA,  is the Director of Education Program Services at Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. and is donating her honorarium from LISHA,  for this presentation to the Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc.


 Joy Connolly, M.A., MPA, has no relevant Non-Financial disclosures.


Campo Salisbury Center, 718 The Plain Road, Westbury, NY 11590

Workshop Coordinator

Allison Lynch, M.S., CCC-SLP
Director of Speech-Language Pathology


This workshop will provide an overview of Early Learning Standards focused on young children’s development of language, communication and literacy. Strategies to promote responsive, reciprocal and nurturing language development will be explored.


Joy Connolly is Director of Education Program Services at Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. In this position, she supports the child care workforce through programmatic enhancements (education, health, safety, and nutrition) and business development in Nassau County. Joy manages and cultivates the education services department initiatives and staff responsible for early childhood & school age professional development and technical assistance. Joy has designed and delivered professional development through her work at the University of Wisconsin System Administration, the University of California, San Diego- Extension and as a consultant for the Partnership for Afterschool Education NYC for over 15 years. She has brought an exciting portfolio of trainings and workshops-- in the areas of program design, development and quality, staff development, partnerships and building relationships, sustainability, cultural competence and early childhood education-- to Nassau County for the last 6 years. 

She holds a M.A. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include critical policy analysis, urban youth policy, asset based community development, equity, diversity, and inclusion. In addition, Joy holds an M.P.A. from New York University in Public Policy and Non-Profit Management, and earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University. Joy holds a New York State Training and Technical Assistance Professional Credential, Professional Development Specialist Level 3. Prior to her graduate studies, Joy ran an arts and literacy based afterschool program in three elementary schools and one middle school in Brooklyn, NY.

Joy has been an Adjunct Lecturer for the Teacher Education Department at York College, City University of New York. She has presented annually since 2014 at the Molloy College Barbara A. McDonnell Early Childhood Conference. In 2016, she co-authored “Democratizing Urban Spaces: A Social Justice Approach to Youth Work” in an edited volume: Youth and Inequality in Education: Global Actions in Youth Work. In 2017, she co-authored “Taking It to a New Level: Inquiry-Based Professional Development as a Field-Building Enterprise” in an edited volume: The Growing Out-of-School Time Field: Past, Present, and Future. Joy will present this work at the 2018 American Education Research Association's Annual Meeting.

Joy served as co-chair for the NYS Early Care and Learning Council 2016 Leadership Summit committee and continued on as a committee member in 2017. She has been a member of the New York State Education Department Early Learning Standards Task Force since 2017. She is a member of National Association for the Education of Young Children and New York Association for the Education of Young Children since 2012. In addition, Joy serves as the Child Care liaison to the Nassau County Association for the Education of Young Children Board of Directors since 2013. She has been an advisory committee member of the Long Island Pre K Initiative since 2015. Joy has served as a committee member of the New York State Early Care and Learning Council, Diversity workgroup (2014 – 2015), Nassau County CPSE training issues committee (2013-2015), and Winning Beginning NY Workforce Issues committee (2013-2015). 

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control**

Learning Objectives

Participants will: 

1. Explain where and how Language, Communication and Literacy are articulated in Early Learning Standards.

2. Define alignment between NYS Early Learning Standards for Language and Literacy.

3. List strategies to promote development and learning in language, communication and literacy of  young children.


5:30 - 5:45  Registration/Light Refreshments

5:45 - 6:15  Introduction/Welcome

6:15 - 6:35  Relationships: The Foundation of Communication, Language, and Literacy 

6:35 - 7:15  Overview of NYS Early Learning Standards

7:15 - 7:30  Break 

7:30 - 8:45  Strategies to Promote Learning and Development

8:45 - 9:00  Questions and Answers


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Cancellations and CEU'S

Cancellations are refundable if received 72 business hours prior to the event.  Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed.  If you wish to earn ASHA CEUs you must complete ASHA CEU forms and hand them in at the completion of the workshop. 


PowerPoint/Handout Presentations will be emailed to confirmed attendees, 72 hours prior to the workshop. There will be no internet access at the venue to download handouts. You will need to either print a copy or download the file to a computer, tablet or phone before the workshop. Paper Handouts will NOT be available at the workshop.

July 16th, 2018 5:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
718 The Plain Road
Campo Salisbury Center
Westbury, NY 11590
United States
Phone: 516-626-8000
Event Fee(s)
Individual Fee $ 85.00

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