National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families
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In our new brief, researchers examine rates of participation in center and home-based early care and education (ECE) for low-income Hispanic and non-Hispanic 3- and 4-year-olds in Chicago, IL. Our findings were surprising – for instance, more than 4 out of 5 low-income Hispanic children participated in some form of publicly funded center-based or home-based ECE in the 2 years before they entered kindergarten. Read more about what we found when looking at preschool enrollment among low-income Hispanic kids in Chicago.
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:
- early care and education
- healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood
- poverty and economic self-sufficiency
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.