New Tools for Early Childhood Researchers
Our two new interactive data tools allow users to unpack, separately for each data set, how Hispanic families utilize early care and education options, as well as their preferences, priorities, and search and decision-making behavior when it comes to early care and education. The first data tool gives users the capability to dig deeper into national surveys and see which include questions about number of arrangements, provider type, financial assistance, and more. The second data tool allows users to see which national surveys include questions about the variables of interest, such as satisfaction with options, access barriers, and difficulty of ECE search.
More About The Center
Hispanics represent the largest, and one of the fastest-growing, racial/ethnic minority population groups in the U.S. With one in four children in the U.S. now Hispanic—and roughly one-third of Hispanic children living in poverty—the well-being of this community will have profound implications for the future workforce, economy, and prospects of our nation. To help programs and policy better serve low-income Hispanic children and families, the National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (Center) provides research and capacity building activities across three areas:
- early care and education
- healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood
- poverty and economic self-sufficiency
The Center is both policy and program driven, and is dedicated to providing timely research findings, tools, and scholar opportunities aimed at improving the lives of low-income Hispanic children and families. Child Trends and Abt Associates—together with university partners—launched the Center in 2013 with a five-year cooperative agreement from the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, an office of the Administration for Children & Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Center welcomes requests for more information about its work and/or partnership opportunities. Please write to us at Info@HispanicResearchCenter.org.