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Quality ECE: Improving Access and Availability of Early Care for Latino Families

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National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families

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How Well Are Early Care and Education Providers Who Serve Hispanic Children Doing on Access and Availability?

Our new brief examines how high-Hispanic-serving early care and education providers are doing on issues of accessibility and availability of ECE services. We find that although most home-based providers offer full-time care schedules, under half of high-Hispanic serving ECE centers do. Furthermore, few providers offer weekend or evening hours, regardless of provider type or whether they are high- or low-Hispanic serving. This may signal a disconnect between the needs of Hispanic families and the availability of ECE care.


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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.