PROJECTImmigrant Access to Early Care and Education


Researchers and policymakers agree: access to high-quality early care and education programs is important to children’s readiness for school and success later in life. A growing body of evidence suggests this is particularly true for low-income children from immigrant families, who often face distinct  educational challenges because of poverty, geographic and social isolation, or insufficient home resources. Yet nationwide, these children enroll in high-quality preschool programs significantly less often than other children. Through a combination of interviews, quantitative reports, and location-specific case studies, Urban researchers are working to identify the barriers to early education access for children of immigrants and offer policy solutions based on our analyses.

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Research Areas Education Children and youth
Tags Kids in context