Compared to their peers, low-income Latino families consider fewer ECE providers for their young children, and their searches are less likely to result in a change in providers.

New research by Julia Mendez and Danielle Crosby, co-investigators from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, sheds light on the ECE search process of Latino families and the factors that influence their decisions. These insights can inform approaches to increasing Hispanic awareness of and access to viable ECE options.
On May 23, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. ET , join the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), and the University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium for a webinar on Latino families' ECE experiences. Representatives from Child Care Aware will discuss findings on Hispanic families’ ECE preferences, search behaviors, and use, and how this research can inform policy and program initiatives.

Highlights from the Field
Meet Center Researchers at the 2018 RECS
The 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) will be held from May 30 June 1, 2018  at the  Renaissance Hotel  in Washington‚ D.C.​ Co-investigators from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families will host an exhibit booth and present research on the job characteristics and well-being of low-income Latino parents and families.
Limited English Proficiency Is a Barrier to Homeownership
In this report from Urban Institute, researchers identify 5.3 million Limited English Proficiency (LEP) heads of household, and find that community LEP concentration is an important factor in the lower homeownership rate for Hispanic families.
New Insights into Parental Choices in Early Education
In this blog post , New America contextualizes
findings from a recent study around parents' ECE search and decision-making processes. Implications for education po licy are discussed in light of the recent increase in funding for the Child Care Development Block Grant  that could help 150,000 more children from low-income families get child care subsidies.
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