Brief Fulfilling the Promise of Preschool in Silicon Valley: Examining Participation Patterns and Barriers to Access among Low-Income Children and Low-Income Children of Immigrants
Gina Adams, Heather Koball, Erica Greenberg, Devlin Hanson, Molly Michie
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This brief summarizes findings from two reports focusing on preschool participation among low-income children and low-income children of immigrants in Silicon Valley. The first report is a demographic analysis of preschool enrollment for low-income children in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties and explores the relevant characteristics of these children and families. Among other important findings, it highlights the high proportion of low-income children in Silicon Valley who are children of immigrants. The second report features interviews with key stakeholders that identify the barriers to preschool participation facing low-income immigrant families in Silicon Valley and strategies to support preschool enrollment.
Research Areas Education Children and youth Immigration
Tags Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities Immigrant communities demographics and trends Child care Early childhood education Kids in context Child care and early childhood education
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population