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Early Childhood

Heightened immigration enforcement impacts US citizens’ birth outcomes: Evidence from early ICE interventions in North Carolina

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight

Heightened immigration enforcement impacts US citizens’ birth outcomes: Evidence from early ICE interventions in North Carolina 

Romina Tome, Marcos A. Rangel, Christina M. Gibson-Davis, and Laura Bellows (February 3, 2021) 

In an attempt to understand the potential impact of immigration enforcement policies, namely the implementation of Section 287(g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, researchers analyze the newborn health and prenatal service utilization of three different groups at different levels of exposure to ICE activities. Results indicate that groups with more risk of harm due to this program had lower birth weights and lowered incidents of receiving prenatal care. 

How to Support Immigrant Students and Families: Strategies for Schools and Early Childhood Programs

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Youth, Practice, Practice Highlight, Topics, Youth & Families

How to Support Immigrant Students and Families: Strategies for Schools and Early Childhood Programs 

¡Colorín Colorado! (December 2018) 

This guide provides an exhaustive list of over 50 strategies for educators in schools and early childhood programs to establish responsive environments for immigrant children and their families. Each strategy covers why it is important, how to get started, recommended resources and videos, and examples from the field. 

Disruptions to Child Care Arrangements and Work Schedules for Low-Income Hispanic Families are Common and Costly

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Research, Research Highlight

Disruptions to Child Care Arrangements and Work Schedules for Low-Income Hispanic Families are Common and Costly

Kevin Ferreira van Leer, Danielle A. Crosby, and Julia Mendez, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (January 27, 2021)

This research article looks at the impacts of child care arrangement disruptions on low-income Hispanic families as well as the relevance of this issue during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Model Policies on Immigration for Early Childhood Education Centers, Childcare Facilities, and First 5 California Sites

By | Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, Law/Policy Highlight

Model Policies on Immigration for Early Childhood Education Centers, Childcare Facilities, and First 5 California Sites

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (August 2019)

It is unlikely U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will carry out immigration enforcement operations at an early childhood education center, childcare facility, or First 5 site. This practice advisory includes model policies put together by ILRC to serve as a menu of options for centers to choose from and adopt.

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Early Learning Specialist/Home Visitor Procedures – If ICE Knocks on the Door During a Home Visit

By | Early Childhood, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Practice Highlight, Resources

Early Learning Specialist/Home Visitor Procedures – If ICE Knocks on the Door During a Home Visit

Parent Child Plus (August 2019)

This resource provides know-your-rights information and guidance on procedures for home visitors and other professionals for situations in which ICE comes to a family’s home during a home visit.

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The Early Home Environment of Latino Children: A Research Synthesis

By | Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, Research Highlight

The Early Home Environment of Latino Children: A Research Synthesis

Natasha Cabrera & Avery Hennigar, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families (May 2019)

This report synthesizes existing research on the early home environments of Latino children and their families to better understand the nature of their early home experiences and how these experiences are linked to children’s developmental trajectories.

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Mitigating the Effects of Trauma among Young Children of Immigrants and Refugees: The Role of Early Childhood Programs

By | Early Childhood, Immigrant Youth, Research, Research Highlight, Topics

Mitigating the Effects of Trauma among Young Children of Immigrants and Refugees: The Role of Early Childhood Programs

Maki Park and Caitlin Katsiaficas, Migration Policy Institute (April 2019)

A child’s early years are a time of exceptional growth, and ones that can be profoundly affected by traumatic experiences. Research has firmly disproven the idea that infants and toddlers are “too young” to be affected by such experiences, leading to an increased awareness of the need for trauma-informed services for children. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs have the potential to play a central role in identifying and addressing the effects of trauma, with lifelong benefits.

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