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Chen Yiyu, Ferreira van Leer Kevin, Guzman Lina, October 12 2021
Reports & Papers

Our analysis indicates that Latino and Black households often reported leaving or losing a job, cutting work hours, and supervising children while working in response to COVID-related child care disruptions. Although White households reported…

Ferreira van Leer Kevin, Crosby Danielle A., Mendez Julia L., January, 2021
Reports & Papers
In this brief, we estimate the prevalence of care-work disruptions and their consequences for parents’ work in low-income households (defined as incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold), examining how both the prevalence and…
Crosby Danielle A., Mendez Julia L., Barnes Amanda C., October, 2019
Reports & Papers

This brief examines child care costs and affordability for low-income Hispanic households with at least one child ages 0 to 5, the period in which families' care needs tend to be most acute. Given that care is often needed for older children as…

Gennetian Lisa A., Mendez Julia L., Hill Zoelene, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
The findings in this brief suggest that policymakers' review of certain policies and administrative practices for CCDF (and related social services) might uncover factors that (perhaps inadvertently) create barriers for eligible Hispanic families'…
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…
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…

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…

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…
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…

Crosby Danielle A., Mendez Julia L., Helms Heather M., March, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
New research is needed to learn more about how, when, and why Latino parents access certain early childhood programs and services, and not others. As highlighted in this brief series (see "Description of ECE data brief series" text box), numerous…
Crosby Danielle A., Mendez Julia L., Helms Heather M., March, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As part of a project analyzing existing large-scale data sets with information about the ECE experiences of Hispanic populations (see "Description of ECE data brief series" text box), this brief describes survey data elements relevant to studying…
Mendez Julia L., Crosby Danielle A., Helms Heather M., Van Schagen Johnson Amy, Rodriguez Yuliana, March, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
As part of a larger effort to build research capacity related to ECE issues for low-income Hispanic families (see "Description of ECE data brief series" text box), this brief describes data elements specific to the experiences children and families…
Lopez Michael, Bumgarner Erin, Vesely Colleen K., Ha Yoonsook, 11 August, 2015
Multimedia
This webinar addresses the background dynamics of child care decisions made by Hispanic families, based on recent research. Discussion focuses on the following topics: service-type preference (center-based vs. home-based care); access and…