Making Math Count More for Young Latino Children

Sample Posts for Making Math Count More for Young Latino Children

At the start of kindergarten, Latino children’s math skills trail those of white students by the equivalent of three months. This group’s academic success, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and math fields, is critical for the country’s employment and economic improvement.

Below are some sample tweets and Facebook posts you can use to promote new findings and recommendations from Child Trends’ Hispanic Institute.


New @ChildTrends report reviews research on early #math skills development & #Latino kids. [TWEET IT]

If they fail, the country fails. @ChildTrends shows why we need to support young #Latino’s math skills. #bthru8 [TWEET IT]

At the start of #K12, #Latino kids’ #math skills lag 3 months behind those of white students. via @ChildTrends [TWEET IT]

Make #math fun! Incl. number concepts in kids’ play, & talk abt math at home, in any language. via @ChildTrends [TWEET IT]

Expand access to high-quality #ECE, & make programs more responsive to needs of #Latino families. via @ChildTrends [TWEET IT]

Adopt guidelines for early #math. Most states have adopted common standards for #K12. via @ChildTrends #edchat [TWEET IT]

Strengthen early #STEM skills by incorporating activities that promote kids’ ability to focus. via @ChildTrends [TWEET IT]

To support #math growth, focus on the special needs/strengths of dual language learners & their families. #ELLChat via @ChildTrends [TWEET IT]

Teachers, you can help dual language learners. Use #math vocab that is familiar to them. via @ChildTrends #edchat [TWEET IT]

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By 2027, we will have more STEM jobs than we can fill. @ChildTrends explains importance of supporting #Latino kid’s #earlyed. [TWEET IT]

The nation’s economic future depends the success of young #Latino kids. @ChildTrends explains. [TWEET IT]

To support young Latinos’ math growth, policymakers should make full-day #preschool available to all families, everywhere. via @ChildTrends [TWEET IT]

Improve the quality of culturally & developmentally appropriate #math instruction. via @ChildTrends [TWEET IT]

Make kids’ books easily available to low-income families. Research shows a link btwn having books at home & #math skills. via @ChildTrends [TWEET IT]


@Child Trends found prior experience in center-based child care, children’s books at home, and frequent number practice with parents are each associated with higher math achievement for Latino children starting kindergarten.

Over the kindergarten year, Latino children’s progress in math achievement is improved by attending a full-day program as opposed to half-day. Just 13 states require school districts to offer full-day kindergarten. See more ways to support young Latinos’ math development in this @Child Trends video.


Among Latino children who started the year with relatively weak math skills, those with strong executive functioning skills, which include attention span and self-control, made the greatest progress in math over the kindergarten year. Learn more in this new report from @Child Trends: 

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A new report from Child Trends’ Hispanic Institute, Make Math Count More for Young Latino Children, finds poverty and a lack of resources matter when it comes to young Latinos’ development in math. Latino students begin kindergartners trailing their white peers, in math, by the equivalent of 3 months’ learning. If not addressed early, the lag persists throughout their school careers. The report includes a review of existing research on the early development of math skills in Hispanic children, and provides research-informed recommendations to help improve early math outcomes for Hispanic children.


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