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Early Childhood

‘A place where my children could learn to read, write, and play’: The search for early care and education among undocumented Central American immigrant mothers

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

‘A place where my children could learn to read, write, and play’: The search for early care and education among undocumented Central American immigrant mothers 

Colleen K.Vesely, Elizabeth K.DeMulder, Amber B. Sansbury, Elizabeth F. Davis, Bethany L. Letiecq, Isabella Willard, Rachael D. Goodman, and Amigas de la Comunidad; Early Childhood Research Quarterly (May 2021)

Ending the Invisibility of Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Systems A Framework for DLL Identification

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Early Childhood, Language Issues, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, State Policies, State Policy

Ending the Invisibility of Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Systems A Framework for DLL Identification

Maki Park & Delia Pompa, Migration Policy Institute (May 2021)

This policy brief provides a framework of the essential elements that should be included to create standardized and comprehensive processes for identifying and tracking Dual Language Learners within early childhood systems.

Strengthening Border Families: Community & Policy Responses

By | Child Well-Being, CICW Publications, Early Childhood, Reports

Strengthening Border Families: Community and Policy Responses to Serving Immigrant Families with Young Children in Doña Ana County, NM

Megan Finno-Velasquez, Sophia Sepp, Anayeli Lopez, and Michelle Salazar Pérez; Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (May 2021)

This report details the results and recommendations of the first phase of a community-based participatory research project which aimed to explore the accessibility and quality of services as well as barriers and facilitators to service receipt among immigrant families with young children in the New Mexico borderlands.

Immigrants and U.S.-Born Parents of Young and Elementary-School-Age Children in the United States

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

Immigrants and U.S.-Born Parents of Young and Elementary-School-Age Children in the United States

Jacob Hofstetter and Margie McHugh, Migration Policy Institute (April 2021)

The U.S. fact sheet provided by the Migration Policy Institute, examine the main sociodemographic features of immigrant and native-born parents with the intention of gaining more knowledge about how to create more equitable ways of integrating the needs of immigrant families in the United States with a focus on early childhood, health and social services, and the education systems.  There are also fact sheets included for each state. The webinar link highlights the data that illustrates the disparities that children in immigrant families experience in the United States.

Federal, State, and Local Immigrant-Related Policies and Child Health Outcomes: a Systematic Review

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Immigrant Families Research, Legal/Law, Research, Research Highlight, State Policies

Federal, State, and Local Immigrant-Related Policies and Child Health Outcomes: a Systematic Review

Danielle M. Crookes, Kaitlyn K. Stanhope, Ye Ji Kim, Elizabeth Lummus, & Shakira F. Suglia, Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (February 8, 2021)

This systematic review evaluates local, state, and federal immigration related policies and the impact that these policies have on the health outcomes of children.

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.