Sarai Coba-Rodriguez, PhD, CFLE

Assistant Professor Educational Psychology

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Sarai Coba-Rodriguez

Sarai Coba-Rodriguez

Sarai Coba-Rodriguez’s research focuses on school readiness and family involvement among low-income Latino and African American families and preschool teachers, including their beliefs and practices that promote young children’s successful transition to kindergarten.

Challenging notions of dysfunction and deficit, she uses a family resilience approach that emphasizes families’ strengths and cultural resources, as well as families’ agency in promoting their children’s education.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Family resilience
  • Early childhood development
  • Early childhood education
  • Family Involvement
  • Parenting
  • Racially and linguistically diverse families
  • Preschool-Kindergarten transition
  • School Readiness

https://education.uic.edu/profiles/sarai-coba-rodriguez/

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scobaro2@uic.edu

(312) 413-1053

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