Sarah Surrain, Ed.M., is a Ph.D. student in Education at Harvard University. She studies the early language and literacy development of children from diverse linguistic backgrounds. She is particularly interested in how language environments at home and at school influence oral language development during early childhood. Current projects include a study looking at parents’ perceptions of bilingualism and an investigation of how bilingual language environments influence language development during the transition from home to center-based care in early childhood. Previously, she was a curriculum developer and literacy coach in Spanish-English bilingual classrooms in Chicago and taught Spanish as a foreign language in PK-12 settings.
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