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The Search for ECE: Many low-income Latino families see few options when looking for child care

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Webinar: Looking at Latino Families’ Access to ECE Through Multiple Dimensions

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Infographic: An Average Day for Low-Income Latino Parents

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Outside the 9 to 5: A Closer Look at the Work Schedules of Latino Parents

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National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

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Why and How Do Low-income Hispanic Families Search for Early Care and Education (ECE)

Our new brief examines how and why low-income Hispanic families look for and make decisions about early care and education (ECE) options for their young children. We find that, compared to their peers, these families consider fewer ECE providers and their searches are less likely to result in a change in their care arrangement. The brief sheds light on Latino families’ and the factors influencing their decisions, with insights that can inform approaches to increasing Hispanic awareness of viable ECE options.


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More About The Center

Hispanics represent the largest, and one of the fastest-growing, racial/ethnic minority population groups in the U.S. With one in four children in the U.S. now Hispanic—and roughly one-third of Hispanic children living in poverty—the well-being of this community will have profound implications for the future workforce, economy, and prospects of our nation. To help programs and policy better serve low-income Hispanic children and families, the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (Center) provides research and capacity building activities across three areas:

The Center is both policy and program driven, and is dedicated to providing timely research findings, tools, and scholar opportunities aimed at improving the lives of low-income Hispanic children and families. Child Trends and Abt Associates—together with university partners—launched the Center in 2013 with a five-year cooperative agreement from the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, an office of the Administration for Children & Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.




The Center welcomes requests for more information about its work and/or partnership opportunities. Please write to us at Info@HispanicResearchCenter.org.