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ERIC Number: EJ1084882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1524-5039
Toward an Early Care and Education Agenda for Hispanic Children
Collins, Ray; Ribeiro, Rose
Early Childhood Research & Practice, v6 n2 Fall 2004
The age distribution and growth of the Latino population have critical implications for the present and future of social and economic policy, with particular emphasis on early care and education. Following a discussion of the demographic trends involving Latino children and families, this paper discusses the child care and early education needs of Latinos, including workforce issues, immigration, educational challenges, and English-language learners. The paper then discusses how Latinos are served by early care and education programs, including Head Start, prekindergarten, and child care, concluding that Latinos are underserved. The last section addresses possible actions that might be taken to improve early care and education services for Latinos. [This article is based on the report "Hispanics and Child Care: The Changing Landscape" by Ray Collins and Angela Willson-Quayle for the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which was released September 2004.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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