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Moran Kaitlin K., May, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This qualitative research study explored the child care search and selection process from the perspectives of families living in low-income, urban neighbourhoods in the United States. Findings based on interviews with 40 mothers and grandmothers…
Tang Jing, Hallam Rena A., Sawyer-Morris Ginnie, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Research Findings: Parents make child care decisions based on their existing perceptions of early care and education (ECE) arrangements. Through secondary analysis of the National Survey of Early Care and Education data on parents of preschooler…

Shuey Elizabeth, Leventhal Tama, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
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Latino children in the U.S., particularly from immigrant families, are less likely than their peers to attend early care and education (ECE) programs, but this trend may be shifting. This study used longitudinal, ethnographic data from Welfare,…
Lopez Michael, Grindal Todd, Q3 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
An introduction to a special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly that examines early care and education program participation among Hispanic families in terms of access, utilization, and developmental outcomes.
Ackert Elizabeth S., Ressler Robert, Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, Q3 2020
Reports & Papers
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Children of Mexican origin are under-enrolled in early childhood education programs relative to Black and White children, which is problematic given the potential benefits of early childhood education. To better understand this under-enrollment in…
Lopez Michael, Grindal Todd, Q3 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly examines early care and education program participation among Hispanic families in terms of access, utilization, and developmental outcomes.
Hill Zoelene, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines how Black and Hispanic parents' report of intergroup relations measured through group identity, linked fate, competition, and conflict are related to their utilization of Head Start services in a region that experienced Hispanic…
Ressler Robert, Ackert Elizabeth S., Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
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Mexican-origin families face complex ethnic and immigration-based barriers to enrollment in early childhood education programs. As such, reducing barriers to enrollment for this population requires a better understanding of how Mexican-origin…
Navarro-Cruz Giselle, Luschei Thomas, January-March 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study looked at the factors Latina mothers want to see in their children's preschool centers, in order to provide a more holistic approach for defining high-quality preschools. A qualitative study was conducted in which 40 Latina mothers from a…
Ackert Elizabeth S., Crosnoe Robert, Leventhal Tama, October, 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined differences in exposure to early childhood education among Mexican-origin children across Latino/a destinations. Early childhood educational enrollment patterns, which are highly sensitive to community resources and foundational…
Schonberg Christina, Goodale Brianna M., Doerfel Mariel K., April, 2019
Reports & Papers
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The purpose of this study was to use structural equation modeling (SEM) to identify predictors of preschool enrollment among 3- and 4-year-olds in families of Hispanic WIC participants in Los Angeles County (N=1349). Potential predictors included…
Pilarz Alejandra Ros, December, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite strong evidence that stable, high-quality child care promotes young children's development, low-income children are less likely to participate in formal and high-quality care than higher-income children and may be more likely to experience…
Ackert Elizabeth S., Ressler Robert, Ansari Arya, Crosnoe Robert, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Integrating family and child data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort with contextual data from the census, this study examined associations among maternal employment, aspects of communities related to child-care supply and…
Hepburn Peter, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Objective: This study analyzes the relationships between parental working schedules and several aspects of child-care arrangements for young children in low-income single-mother and two-partner households. Background: Children whose parents work…

Degotardi Sheila, Sweller Naomi, Fenech Marianne, Beath Alissa, October, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Background This paper investigates Australian parents' child care decision-making, including the motivational and influential factors that they attribute to their choice. Research demonstrates that child care decision making is multifaceted,…