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Diana Leyva

Current Institution/Organizational Affiliation

Davidson College

Current Occupation



Early Childhood Development, Education, Parenting

Short description of research interests (max 100 words)

My research focuses on child development and early childhood education. I am interested in how culture shapes the relation between what adults do and how children develop. In particular, I study how parents and teachers foster the development of children’s language, literacy, numeracy and socioemotional abilities. I work with minority communities including Latino, African American and Chinese families living in the U.S. and abroad.