Fact Sheet Improving Access to Prekindergarten for Children of Immigrants: Building Relationships
Julia Gelatt, Gina Adams, Sandra Huerta
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Children of immigrants can benefit from attending prekindergarten, though they enroll less, on average, than children with US-born parents. This fact sheet focuses on strategies for building trust and good relationships with immigrant parents and for designing immigrant- and ELL-friendly programs. It is one of three factsheets, all drawn from Supporting Immigrant Families Access to Prekindergarten. This detailed report draws on interviews conducted with more than 40 prekindergarten directors and staff, directors of early childhood education programs, and other specialists to present strategies for improving prekindergarten enrollment among immigrant families and English Language Learners.
Research Areas Education Social safety net Race and equity Immigrants and immigration
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Racial and ethnic disparities Immigrant access to the safety net Immigrant children, families, and communities School funding Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy Immigrant communities and racial equity Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Racial equity in education
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population