Hispanic Center E-Update
June 28, 2017
In this edition, we're pleased to present a new research brief that examines how well centers serving a large proportion of Latino children are doing on key indicators of quality. We also invite you to join the Center's Collaborative Mentoring/Networking Forum on Hispanic Research on LinkedIn to connect with other researchers, discuss issues relevant to conducting research on Hispanics in the U.S., and to learn about funding and job opportunities. We also spotlight a research brief on the changing geography of Hispanics in the United States. 
NEW! High-Hispanic Serving ECE Centers
Are on Par or Outpacing Peers on
Indicators of Quality

Latino children under age five in the U.S. are enrolling in early care and education (ECE) centers at increasing rates. Our newest brief finds that centers serving high proportions of Hispanic kids measure as well—if not better—than their counterparts on key indicators of quality. High-Hispanic-serving ECE centers reported a number of advantages as compared to other centers, including more curriculum use, support services, and benefits for staff. Read the brief to learn more on how these centers are faring.

Interested in Research on Latinos and Want to Connect with Other Scholars?

The Collaborative Mentoring/Networking Forum on Hispanic Research is our latest effort to support emerging scholars and researchers focused on low-income Hispanic children and families. The Center invites emerging scholars and leaders in the field to join this mentoring/networking group as a way to actively communicate and collaborate with colleagues across the country about professional development issues, funding and job announcements, and key topics related to research on Hispanic children and families. We look forward to your participation! 

The Changing Geography of Hispanic Children and Families

The communities in which Hispanics live are increasingly diverse, both in location and character. The characteristics of these communities have implications for the well-being of Hispanic children and families, both positive and negative (e.g., access to healthy food and green space, exposure to violence, and more). In this brief, we review the changing geography of Hispanics in the United States and discuss the key demographic drivers of these changes.

Highlights from the Field

OPRE Grant Announcements

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), is soliciting applications for Family Strengthening Scholars grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage policy issues. Read more about the grants here. 

What We Know
About Pre-K Effects

This Brookings report reviews the current landscape of pre-kindergarten in the U.S. today. It also includes six consensus statements on what is currently known about how state and district pre-kindergarten programs affect children’s learning immediately after program completion and into the elementary grades. 

Mi Hermana's Keeper Toolkit
This toolkit from Southwest Key Programs provides effective, culturally responsive practices for prevention programs supporting Latina youth who are at risk of placement in juvenile detention, recommendations for professionals working to support Latina youth, action steps for each recommendation, and targeted resources. 
  We Want to Hear From You!
  You can reach us @NRCHispanic or via email at info@HispanicResearchCenter.org Also, join our LinkedIn group !