Access to Early Care and Education for Low-Income Hispanic Children and Families: A Research Synthesis
Julia Mendez, Danielle Crosby, and Demi Siskind, National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families, ( September 18, 2018)
Hispanic populations have historically underutilized government assistance programs aimed at serving low-income families, including those related to the care of young children. Although recent data suggest that ECE utilization is generally increasing among Hispanics, especially for preschool-aged children, there is also evidence of inequities and barriers that limit access for some groups of families. This review synthesizes the latest research on ECE access for Hispanic families, with an emphasis on low-income Hispanic populations, to highlight factors that facilitate or impede access for this large and diverse U.S. population.