Centers Serving High Percentages of Young Hispanic Children Compare Favorably to Other Centers on Key Predictors of Quality

Research Publication

Centers Serving High Percentages of Young Hispanic Children Compare Favorably to Other Centers on Key Predictors of Quality

As the number of Hispanic children in the U.S. grows, and more under age five enroll in center-based early care and education programs, understanding and measuring what works to make these centers high quality places of learning is increasingly important. More than one in five ECE centers serve high proportions (defined as Hispanic enrollment greater than 25%) of Hispanic children. This brief identifies key indicators of quality and shows that centers serving high proportions of Hispanic children are measure as well–if not better–than their counterparts.