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Early Childhood

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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How Early Childhood Providers Can Create “Safe Space” Policies

By | Early Childhood, Immigrant Youth, Legal Professionals, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Youth & Families

How Early Childhood Providers Can Create “Safe Space” Policies

Rebecca Ullrich, CLASP (April 2019)

CLASP has released a guide to creating “safe space” policies for early childhood programs. Safe-space policies safeguard programs against immigration enforcement actions and protect families’ safety and privacy. In this guide, advocates, providers, and policymakers will find information about developing and implementing safe-space policies, sample policy text that can be adapted by individual early childhood programs, and a list of key resources for providers and parents.

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Preparing the Future Workforce: Early Care and Education Participation Among Children of Immigrants

By | Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, Research Highlight

Preparing the Future Workforce: Early Care and Education Participation Among Children of Immigrants

Erica Greenberg, Victoria Rosenboom, & Gina Adams, Urban Institute (March 22, 2019)
This study describes the characteristics and enrollment of children of immigrants using the most current and comprehensive dataset available: the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten class of 2010-11.

Webinar: Food Insecurity and Access to Health Care: Critical Issues for the Development of Young Children of Immigrants

By | Child Well-Being, Early Childhood, Highlighted Resources, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Workers, Topics, Youth & Families

Webinar: Food Insecurity and Access to Health Care: Critical Issues for the Development of Young Children of Immigrants

Foundation for Child Development (February 2019)
This webinar provides an in-depth look at the negative impact of food insecurity on the health of young children of immigrants in the U.S.  A special focus is given to understanding connections between household food insecurity, family and neighborhood characteristics, and young children’s development.
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