Hispanic Center E-Update
March 14, 2017
In this edition, we’re pleased to announce the release of our new infographic and our upcoming Twitter chat on Latino fathers. We also spotlight interactive data tools, resources, and highlights from the field relevant to the study of low-income Hispanic children and families. 
New! Latino Fathers Infographic

Last month we released A Portrait of Latino Fathers: Strengths & Challenges to better understand Latino fathers in the U.S. and the diversity among them. Our new infographic presents key takeaways from the report in an accessible graphic format.

@NRCHispanic Twitter Chat on Latino Dads

On Monday, March 27, 2017 from 1-2 p.m. ET, @NRCHispanic, @FathersIncorp, and @MBK_Alliance will take a closer look at the experiences and strengths of Latino fathers, the challenges they face, and how research on Latino dads can inform programs that serve them.

This chat comes at a time when public discourse often portrays Latinos in an unflattering light and presents an ideal opportunity to give researchers and professionals who work with Latino families a platform to discuss the strengths and challenges of Latino fathers and their families more broadly. Please join us!

Early Care and Education Data Tools

The Center has available two interactive data tools to examine ECE use among low-income Hispanic families. These tools can help unpack early care and education preferences, priorities, search and decision-making, and utilization among Hispanic families. These tools may be particularly of interest to students and emerging scholars in the early childhood education field. For more information on how to use these tools, check out our archived webinar.

Highlights from the Field
Congratulations to our Former Fellows!

We are thrilled to congratulate two of our former fellows on their recent research awards from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Emerging Scholars InitiativeHenry Gonzalez of Arizona State University won for the proposal "Creciendo en mi barrio: Understanding the role of neighborhood quality in the well-being of children in Latino families.” Zoelene Valenzuela Hill of Duke University won for the proposal “Profiles of parents who are (dis)connected to early education services.” Best wishes for continued success to these scholars. 

    Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures

    This report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines how research relevant to the development of dual language learners (DLLs) and English learners (ELs) from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policy and practice. This report makes recommendations for policy, practice, and research and data collection focused on addressing the challenges in caring for and educating DLLs/ELs from birth to grade 12.

    Children of Immigrants Data Tool

    The Urban Institute's Children of Immigrants Data Tool presents data on child populations, defined by the nativity and citizenship of the child and the nativity, citizenship, and origin of the parents, including children with immigrant parents and citizen children with noncitizen parents. Indicators of well-being are available for the child (e.g., child's school enrollment), the parents (e.g., English proficiency of parents), and the family (e.g., poverty). Data come from the 2005 to 2014 American Community Survey.

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