Season's greetings from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families! We wish you a joyous holiday season y un próspero Año Nuevo.
2016 Year in Review
In case you missed them, check out some of our top briefs and data tools from the past year:
A National Portrait of Hispanic Children in Needexamines the circumstances of the 11.1 million Hispanic children living in or near poverty. It also estimates the proportion of these children being served by some of the social service programs intended for them. Be sure to check out the accompanyinginfographic!
Hispanic Children’s Participation in Early Care andEducationis a three-part brief series that offers a fresh snapshot of early care and education (ECE) program use among Hispanic families across the United States. The briefs suggest that Latino families may bemore willing to enroll their children in ECE programs than ever before.
Making National Data Local is a step-by-step guide to using the U.S. Census Bureau’s American FactFinder tool that can help program providers understand the increasingly diverse communities in which Hispanics live. This tool can help answer critical questions about Hispanic families in specific communities and how they have changed over time. A companion fact sheetdescribes 10 online data tools that help users get local population estimates for Hispanics, including diversity data.
Call for Papers:
Early Care and Education among Latino Families
This special issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly invites manuscripts that examine access, utilization and impacts of ECE for Latino children and their families in the U.S. The special issue grows out of work conducted by the National Center for Research on Hispanic Children & Families, funded by the Administration for Children and Families within the Department of Health and Human Services. The editors invite papers featuring original quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research, as well as review articles focused on these topics. Manuscripts should be submitted between February 1 and June 1, 2017. A detailed description of the call for papers is available here.
State(s) of Head Start
The National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) State(s) of Head Start is the first report to examine Head Start enrollment, quality, duration, and funding state-by-state, focusing on the 2014–2015 program year, but also providing historical data back to 2007. Quality preschool can greatly benefit low-income children and families, yet the report's findings suggest that the three states with the greatest numbers of Latino residents fell below national averages on enrollment and other measures.
State Sociodemographic Portraits of Immigrant and U.S.-Born Parents of Young Children