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Michael López, Ph.D.

Michael López, Ph.D. Biography:

Dr. Michael López is Executive Director of the National Center for Latino Child & Family Research, which is dedicated to research on issues relevant to practices and policies affecting the lives of Latino children and families. Previously, Dr. López directed the Child Outcomes Research and Evaluation team in the Administration for Children and Families, where he managed a number of largescale national, Head Start research studies, including the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey; the Head Start Transition Evaluation; and the National Head Start Impact Study, a nationally representative, randomized study examining the impact of Head Start on children’s school readiness. Dr. López’s current work is focused on applied policy research and programmatic activities on such topics as early childhood care and education; language and literacy development; bilingual education; early childhood prevention and intervention programs; and young children’s mental health, with an emphasis on at-risk, low-income, and/or culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Michael López, Ph.D.'s Books

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  • Dual Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-182-0


    Enhance the school readiness of young dual language learners with this comprehensive research volume, filled with the baseline knowledge readers need to promote and measure the progress of children learning two languages.

    Paperback $39.95 Qty:
  • Assessing Spanish–English Bilingual Preschoolers

    ISBN: 978-1-59857-219-3


    Get detailed reviews and analyses of 37 developmental assessments for Spanish–English bilingual preschoolers. Readers will compare English and Spanish versions of each tool, evaluate strengths and weaknesses, and get snapshots of key characteristics and technical data.

    Paperback $42.95 Qty:

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