ERIC Number: ED489574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Reaching All Children? Understanding Early Care and Education Participation among Immigrant Families
Matthews, Hannah; Ewen, Danielle
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
This paper summarizes evidence about the participation of young children of immigrants in early care and education programs as well as relevant demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of immigrant families that likely influence children's participation in early learning programs. It then discusses policy recommendations for state and local administrators of prekindergarten and other early care and education programs, and proposes areas for additional research. The following are appended: (1) The Foreign-Born Population by State (all ages), 1990-2000; and (2) Top Three Countries of Birth for the Foreign-Born Population by State (all ages), 2000. (Contains 10 figures.)
Descriptors: Immigrants, Preschool Education, Socioeconomic Status, Demography, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, State Surveys
Center for Law and Social Policy, 1015 15th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-906-8000; Web site: http://www.clasp.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.