Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Christina Taharally is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Masters Programs in Early Childhood Education at the Hunter College School of Education. Dr. Taharally received a Master’s degree in Child Development and the Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She has taught children in elementary and early childhood education settings, and teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has experience in program development and administration at local and international levels. She has served on many committees in the college, City and State and participated in initiatives of the State Department of Education, a Governor’s Task Force, the New York City Department of Education and many community-based agencies. She serves on several local and national committees including most recently on the Consulting Editors Panel of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is currently Co-Chair of the Research Committee of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). She is a member of the US National Committee of OMEP: (l’Organisation Mondiale pour l’Education Prescolaire)-The World Organization for Early Childhood Education.
Prof. Taharally teaches courses in Early Childhood Curriculum, Literacy Development and an Integrative Research Seminar for early childhood graduate students.
Her research interests are in the areas of reading and writing development, teacher development and curriculum. She has researched and written in the areas of play, language and cognitive development, early childhood literacy practices and teacher development. She is currently engaged in writing a book on reading, writing and thinking in the early years under contract with McGraw Hill.