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Castro Dina Carmela, Hammer Carol Scheffner, Franco Ximena, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Burchinal Margaret, November 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

The diversity of experiences among bilingual children is reflected in the variability of abilities in each of their languages. This paper describes the CECER-DLL Child and Family, and Teacher Questionnaires and discusses the utility of these…

Hammer Carol Scheffner, Burchinal Margaret, Soliday-Hong Sandra, LaForett Dore R., Paez Mariela M., Buysse Virginia, Espinosa Linda M., Castro Dina Carmela, Lopez Lisa M., Q2 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Over 30% of children in the U.S. are dual language learners (DLLs) who are learning two languages. Understanding the development of both languages for young DLL children in early care and education is critical. However, few have simultaneously…
Ramirez Rica, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Lopez Lisa M., Hammer Carol Scheffner, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Knowing Head Start teachers' existing beliefs can help to tailor the professional development they receive on topics surrounding dual language learners (DLLs) development and best practices. Teachers who have access to accurate information that…
Ramirez Rica, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Lopez Lisa M., Hammer Carol Scheffner, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Teachers who have access to accurate information that strengthen their practices and dispels their misconceptions related to dual language learners (DLLs) may be better equipped to provide a quality preschool experience to DLLs in their classrooms.…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Cycyk Lauren M., Scarpino Shelly E., Jury Karen A., Sawyer Brook E., 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

As the number of dual language learners (DLLs) increases globally, it is critical that well-developed questionnaires are available to researchers and educators that capture the characteristics and language experiences of preschool DLLs and their…

Mendez Lucia I., Hammer Carol Scheffner, Lopez Lisa M., Blair Clancy, Q1 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the association of oral language, including expressive vocabulary and grammar comprehension, with early numeracy skills within and across languages in Spanish-English speaking Latino children who are dual language learners (DLLs…
Sawyer Brook E., Atkins-Burnett Sally, Sandilos Lia E., Hammer Carol Scheffner, Lopez Lisa M., Blair Clancy, April, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study aimed to (a) provide an in-depth description of the frequency and type of language interactions that children who are low income and/or dual language learners (DLLs) experience in their classrooms and (b) examine whether differences exist…
Bitetti Dana, Hammer Carol Scheffner, October, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the home literacy environment (HLE) on the English narrative development of Spanish-English bilingual children from low-income backgrounds. Method: Longitudinal data were collected on…
Lewis Kandia, Sandilos Lia E., Hammer Carol Scheffner, Sawyer Brook E., Mendez Lucia I., May, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explored the relations between Spanish-English dual language learner (DLL) children's home language and literacy experiences and their expressive vocabulary and oral comprehension abilities in Spanish and in English. Data from Spanish-…
Sawyer Brook E., Hammer Carol Scheffner, Cycyk Lauren M., Lopez Lisa M., Blair Clancy, Sandilos Lia E., Komaroff Eugene, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purposes of this study were to (a) examine the degree to which teachers used linguistically responsive practices to support the language and literacy development of Spanish-speaking Dual Language Learners (DLL) and (b) to investigate the…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Sawyer Brook E., 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite evidence that interactive book-reading is a way to promote children's language skills, few book reading interventions exist for Latino dual language learners (DLLs). The goals of this pilot study were to (a) examine the effects of…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Sawyer Brook E., 2016
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
Parents are encouraged to read books to their young children because of the impact book reading can have on later language and literacy development. However, few book-reading programs are designed for parents of culturally diverse backgrounds. The…
Buysse Virginia, Peisner-Feinberg Ellen S., Paez Mariela M., Hammer Carol Scheffner, Knowles Meagan, Q4 2014
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This article describes the results of a comprehensive review of the research literature from 2000 to 2011 evaluating the effects of early care and education practices on the developmental outcomes of dual language learners (DLLs) from birth through…
Hammer Carol Scheffner, Hoff Erika, Uchikoshi Yuuko, Gillanders Cristina, Castro Dina Carmela, Sandilos Lia E., Q4 2014
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The number of children living in the United States who are learning two languages is increasing greatly. However, relatively little research has been conducted on the language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs), particularly…
Gillanders Cristina, Castro Dina Carmela, Hammer Carol Scheffner, Scarpino Shelly E., Cycyk Lauren M., 12 March, 2014
Multimedia
The Center for Early Care and Education Research-Dual Language Learners (CECER-DLL) has developed parent and teacher questionnaires to document the characteristics of Dual Language Learners (DLLs), their families, and their classrooms, as well as…