Hispanic Center E-Update
September 19, 2017
Hispanic Heritage Month is upon us, and that means it's time to honor the culture, traditions, diversity, and experiences of Latino children and families. In this edition, check out our newest resources to kick off el mes de la herencia Hispana.
NEW!  Latino kids in K-3: Strong social skills, but lag academically
Our newest brief 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, but lag behind their white peers in reading and math. These gaps are present at Kindergarten and persist through 3 rd grade, representing the equivalent of 2-4 months in learning. In today’s climate of limited resources, this new research helps pinpoint where interventions might effectively promote academic success. Check out the brief and please share with your network!
SAVE THE DATE! Webinar on Cultural Responsiveness in Early Childhood - Thursday, 10/12/17

Join our panel—representing policy, training and technical assistance, and programmatic early childhood organizations—as they discuss ways to conceptualize and achieve cultural responsiveness. Tweet along with the hashtag #NRCHispanic to follow the conversation on Twitter!

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time: 2:00-3:00pm ET (60 minutes)

  • Dr. Michael López (Principal Associate, Early Childhood at Abt Associates and Co-Principal Investigator at the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families);
  • Dr. Lina Guzman (Co-Director of Reproductive Health and Family Formation at Child Trends and Co-Principal Investigator at the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families);
  • Jennifer Amaya-Thompson, M.S.W. (Program Specialist, Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices Content Lead, Comprehensive Services and TTA Division, Office of Early Childhood Development, ACF, Department of Health and Human Services);
  • Dr. Deborah Mazzeo (Cultural and Linguistic Practices Coordinator at the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning);
  • Dr. Matthew Weyer (Education Policy Specialist at the National Conference of State Legislatures); and
  • TBD (Telamon Corporation)
Highlights from the Field
The Poverty and Inequality Report
The annual Poverty and Inequality Report provides a unified analysis across such issues as poverty, employment, income inequality, and educational access to allow for a comprehensive assessment of the country's standing on these topics. In this year’s issue , the country’s leading experts examine racial and ethnic inequalities in the United States.
Blog: Low-Income Dads Often Speak and Play with Their Children in Unique Ways That Boost School Readiness
In this Child and Family Blog post , Center co-investigator Natasha Cabrera, PhD., discusses how low-income dads uniquely contribute to their children's school readiness in ways that differ from mothers' contributions. Despite these strengths, fathers feel undervalued.
2 Million Parents Forced to Make Career Sacrifices Due to Problems with Child Care
The Center for American Progress finds that in 2016 alone, nearly 2 million parents of children age 5 and younger had to quit a job, not take a job, or greatly change their job because of problems with child care. Read the post and more here .
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