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Baldiga Maura, Joshi Pamela, Hardy Erin, Acevedo-Garcia Dolores, November, 2018
Reports & Papers
Recent studies have highlighted that child care is unaffordable for many U.S. families. This research brief goes deeper to understand child care affordability for parents with full-time, year-round jobs. These parents have a clear need for child…
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…
Crosby Danielle A., October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In this brief, we summarize the research implications of a recent synthesis of the literature on early care and education (ECE) access for low-income Hispanic families. The priority research areas detailed below can expand our understanding of key…
Mendez Julia L., October, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Achievement gaps for low-income Hispanic children, particularly dual language learners, exist at kindergarten entry and widen over time. Improving Hispanic families' use of high-quality ECE can facilitate parental employment and reduce gaps in…
Ferreira van Leer Kevin, August, 2018
Reports & Papers

One in eight children in the U.S. live in an immigrant Latino family. The contexts common to their families include accumulated disadvantages that result in diminished educational attainment. High quality early childhood education (ECE) is…

Barofsky Meryl Yoches, Chien Nina C., Malone Lizabeth M., Bernstein Sara, Mumma Kaitlyn, July, 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief summarizes findings from the implementation of the first design, which used existing data to create a national picture of the AI/AN population of young children and their families, and their access to and participation in early childhood…
Mendez Julia L., Crosby Danielle A., May, 2018
Reports & Papers

Because the Hispanic population is growing rapidly and often faces considerable economic need--and because ECE can play an important role in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in early learning and later school outcomes--it is important for the…

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., April, 2018
Other
This document provides a table summarizing the changes to child assessment, observation, and survey instruments for AI/AN FACES 2015 as compared to FACES 2014. As part of the collaborative design effort, when developing the AI/AN FACES 2015…
Baker Claire E., March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study used a family-centered ecological lens to examine predictive relations among fathers' and mothers' language acculturation, parenting practices, and academic readiness in a large sample of Mexican American children in preschool (N = 880).…
Hyun Sunah, McWayne Christine M., 2018
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This dissertation consists of two complementary studies. The purpose of the first study is to extend the validity of measures included in the current study for use with Chinese immigrant children and families. Using the reliable measure validated…
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…