Monday, May. 15, 2017
On April 8, Dr. Carol Scheffner Hammer was the key note speaker at Molloy’s College’s Early Childhood Conference on Culture, Communication & Collaboration: The Language of Learning. Dr. Hammer’s key note address focused on using a culturally informed approach for promoting children’s language and literacy development. The presentation discussed (a) the cultural foundation of children’s language & literacy development, (b) the development of a culturally-informed intervention that was designed to promote the language & literacy development of young children from diverse backgrounds, and (c) strategies for integrating children’s culture into their practice to support children’s language & literacy abilities.