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Acevedo-Polakovich Ignacio D., Spring Hannah E., Stacy Sara T., Nordquist Erica A., Normand Mary M., November, 2017
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
In the United States (U.S.), Early Head Start programs provide important services and resources that can benefit children and families. While additional benefits occur when these programs engage fathers, Early Head Start has historically experienced…
McDaniel Marla, Woods Tyler, Pratt Eleanor, Simms Margaret C., November, 2017
Literature Review

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the US Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families (ACF) contracted the Urban Institute (Urban) to develop a better understanding of racial and ethnic…

McDaniel Marla, Woods Tyler, Pratt Eleanor, Simms Margaret C., November, 2017
Executive Summary

This report summarizes existing research on racial and ethnic disparities in six programs administered by ACF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Child Support Enforcement Program, the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), Head…

Crosby Danielle A., Mendez Julia L., November, 2017
Reports & Papers

This brief draws on survey and retrospective calendar data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) to describe the work schedules of low-income Hispanic parents with young children from birth to age 5 (not yet in…

Ansari Arya, Q4 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
With the national push to expand preschool education, there has been growing interest in understanding why Latino families are enrolled in preschool at lower rates than non-Latino families. This study applied the accommodations model by Meyers and…
Esposito Andrea M., Coughlin Rebecca, Malick Steven, Sama-Miller Emily, Del Grosso Patricia, Kleinman Rebecca, Paulsell Diane, August, 2017
Literature Review
To assess the evidence of effectiveness of culturally relevant models that have been implemented in tribal communities, HomVEE conducted a systematic review in fall 2010 focusing specifically on studies relevant to tribal communities. Our search for…
Esposito Andrea M., Coughlin Rebecca, Yanez Armando, Sama-Miller Emily, Del Grosso Patricia, Kleinman Rebecca, Paulsell Diane, August, 2017
Other
To assess the evidence of effectiveness of culturally relevant models that have been implemented in tribal communities, HomVEE conducted a systematic review focusing specifically on studies relevant to tribal communities. The tribal review process…
LaForett Dore R., Mendez Julia L., May/June 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined parents' developmentally appropriate beliefs about young children's play and parents' views on their child's play skills. This exploratory secondary data analysis was drawn from data on low-income African-American and Latino…
Hill Zoelene, 2017
Reports & Papers
State and local governments are seeking to expand preschool programs for low-income children and to enroll an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. To ensure that expanded preschools equitably serve populations who are currently…
Lopez Michael, Grindal Todd, Bleckley David, 13 October, 2016
Multimedia
This webinar, held on October 13, 2016, was hosted by Research Connections and the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families and was intended to help researchers learn about several new early care and education data resources. The…
Lopez Michael, Grindal Todd, Bleckley David, 13 October, 2016
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar held on October 13, 2016, hosted by Research Connections and the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families. The webinar was intended to help researchers learn about several new…
Baker Claire E., August, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Father involvement is a salient predictor of children's cognitive development and recent studies suggest that African American and Hispanic fathers, who are highly involved, have children who enter school more poised to succeed. Little is known,…
Ansari Arya, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
There has been an increased interest in the early childhood years as a point of intervention and, specifically, on preschool programs, which hold great promise in preparing children for school. Despite the extensive body of literature on preschool…
Malone Lizabeth M., Knas Emily, Cavanaugh Michael, West Jerry, April, 2016
Other
The report documents the process of creating three design topics for an early childhood needs assessment of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) developed three broad…
Crosby Danielle A., Mendez Julia L., March, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs

To promote the well-informed and strategic use of data for building the knowledge base about Latinos' ECE access and utilization, the interrelated briefs in this series provide summary information and data tables that can be used by researchers…