Greater Fairfield Region Chapter of CTAEYC Presents:


Annual Celebration of Children

 Building Strong Readers



Joan Kelley

Our Annual Celebration of Children culminates a year of focus on early language and literacy in the early childhood environment. Join us as we invite Joan Kelly to guide our thinking and practice. In her two-part session Joan will provide a critical overview of what it takes to read successfully and the rationale for why families need to be involved early, and how. We are happy to invite parents/caregivers to this session.  The second session is designed for teachers with an interactive format focused on vocabulary and higher order thinking.  

Joan Gould Kelley was a former teacher and part of the Language Diversity and Literacy Development Research Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for over a decade, where she researched, wrote articles for the field, and worked with teachers and educational leaders to help them implement the kind of instruction that successfully builds children’s reading skills. Joan believes that this work is most effectively accomplished in cooperative partnership with families and offer methods to achieve this goal as well.


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Housatonic Community College

Events Room, 900 Lafayette Boulevard

Bridgeport, CT 06604


10 am-12 pm ~ -Families, Caregivers, Parents, Teachers, Directors, Administrators

Member Price $40.00

Non-member Price $50.00


1 pm- 2:30 pm ~

Teachers, Directors, Administrators

Member Price $40.00

Non-member Price $50.00


Deadline to register is April 10, 2020


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Additional Event Notes:

  • The morning overview session is required to attend the afternoon session.  

  • Beth Bye, Office of Early Childhood Commissioner, will be speaking during our luncheon.

  • Both sessions are welcome to attend lunch. An RSVP is required to attend. Lunch is included with your registration.

  • Coffee and water will be offered prior to presentations.

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