Hispanic Center E-Update
November 17, 2016
In this edition, we’re pleased to present: 

  • The release of a new brief series that offers a fresh snapshot of early care and education (ECE) program use among Hispanic families across the United States.

  • Materials from our recent webinar on access and use of existing, large-scale data sets to study early care and education among Hispanics.

  • Important funding opportunities and job announcements relevant to research on low-income Hispanic children and families.
Shattering Myths in Early Care and Education

Findings from three studies released today challenge conventional wisdom about early care and education (ECE) participation among low-income Hispanics, and suggest that ECE policies and programs seem to be reaching the hardest-to-reach Latinos. The studies also indicate that long-observed gaps in ECE participation between low-income Hispanic children and their peers may be closing. Still, the work suggests that a one-size-fits-all approach to ECE is unlikely to fully meet ECE needs of all low-income Hispanics. Visit our website to learn more about this research, and share it with your networks serving Hispanic children and families.

Data Tools for Early Education Researchers

Check out the slides and recording of our webinar in collaboration with Child Care and Early Education Research Connections on access and use of existing, large-scale data sets to examine policy-relevant questions about early care and education (ECE) use among low-income Hispanic families. This webinar accompanies our prior series of four ECE data briefs and two interactive tools.

Highlights from the Field

Research Grant Forecasts for Graduate Students
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) has forecasted their intent to fund Child Care, Head Start, Family Strengthening, and Behavioral Intervention graduate student dissertation grants in 2017. Visit grants.gov to learn more about these opportunities and any estimated application due dates.

Job Opening: Senior Faculty Research Leadership Position
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, is recruiting a senior social scientist to direct the Resource Center for Minority Data. They seek an experienced researcher who will engage in outreach and education to the research community, encouraging and supporting data sharing and data use on minority-related issues. Candidates who can expand RCMD’s data resources to include administrative and other naturally occurring data are of particular interest.  Apply here.  

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