Profile Information

Name

Ana

Current Institution/Organizational Affiliation

Universidad de Costa Rica

Current Occupation

Professor

Topics

Early Childhood Development, Education

Short description of research interests (max 100 words)

I study the role of home environment on children’s early literacy development among Costa Rican families. As much of the research on early literacy has been conducted overseas, a first element of my research agenda is to describe the characteristics of parent-child interactions in Costa Rica, and how they are linked to children’s school readiness. A second element involves the development of interventions aimed at promoting culturally-sensitive interactions within the home through which we can promote young children’s language and literacy development.