Dr. Carol Hammer Key Note Speaker at 2017 Early Childhood Education Conference

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Dr. Carol Hammer Key Note Speaker at 2017 Early Childhood Education Conference

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.