To provide a national profile of the U.S. ECE workforce serving Latino families and their children, we use data from the 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to describe key demographic and professional characteristics of teachers and caregivers serving young children, from birth to age 5, in center- and home-based settings. Specifically, we compare several characteristics—ethnic and linguistic diversity, education and training, work experience, and professional development—of early childhood teachers and caregivers in high-Hispanic-serving settings, where Hispanic children make up 25 percent or more of total enrollment, to those in low-Hispanic-serving settings, where Hispanic enrollment is below 25 percent. We also compare these characteristics of the ECE workforce in high- and low-Hispanic-serving settings in 2019, just prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic, to those from an earlier report on similar data from the 2012 NSECE. (author abstract)
Characteristics of the early childhood workforce serving Latino children
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