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The Development and Home Environments of Low-Income Hispanic Children: Kindergarten to Third Grade

Publication number: 2017-37

Author(s): Christina Padilla; Natasha Cabrera; Jerry West

Publication date: Sep 2017

Doc type: Brief

A new brief from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families looks at the home and school environment of low-income Latino kids and finds that they have the social skills needed to succeed in their early elementary years, yet struggle to overcome other challenges (e.g., less engagement in cognitively stimulating activities at home, low income and levels of parental education) to develop academic skills on par with their white peers. In today’s climate of limited resources, this new research helps pinpoint where interventions might effectively promote academic success.

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