Policy and Practices to Improve Access to Early Care and Education (ECE) for Low-Income Hispanic Families

Research BriefEarly ChildhoodOct 12 2018

Achievement gaps for low-income Hispanica children, particularly dual language learners, exist at kindergarten entry and widen over time. Improving Hispanic families’ use of high-quality ECE can facilitate parental employment and reduce gaps in school readiness between Latino and non-Latino children. Drawing from a recently published synthesis of the research on Hispanic ECE access, we highlight some key issues policymakers and providers should consider to expand the availability, affordability, and accessibility of early care and education (ECE) for young children from low-income Hispanic families.