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Immigrant Parents and Early Childhood Programs: Addressing Barriers of Literacy, Culture, and Systems Knowledge

Publication date: 
06/2014
The Migration Policy Institute report identifies the unique needs of newcomer parents across the range of expectations for parent skill, engagement, and leadership sought by ECEC programs, and strategies undertaken to address these needs. The study is based on field research in six states, expert interviews, a literature review, and a socio-demographic analysis.
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Resources from Why Summer Matters: Challenge & Opportunity in Summer Learning for Children & Youth

Publication date: 
03/2013
The impact of summer learning loss on young people’s academic achievement is astounding. Research from Johns Hopkins University has shown that two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income and middle income 9th graders is attributed to the differences in their summer learning experiences in elementary school. Despite this shocking fact, there hasn’t been clear direction about solutions. This briefing presented compelling new research about quality-summer programming in California that is having a measurable impact on students' achievement.
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Informal Child Care in California: Current Arrangements and Future Needs

NCG member the David & Lucile Packard Foundation recently engaged with three research teams compiling information in an effort to broaden understanding of caregivers’ motivations and experiences, and to provide a more nuanced depiction of the adults who are caring for California's youngest children.
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Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth

As a nation of immigrants, the United States has benefited tremendously from the talents, values, and contributions of newcomers to our shores. In the face of immense barriers, many undocumented youth have exhibited exemplary perseverance, work ethic, and leadership. Yet hurdles and challenges remain. Many educators, counselors, and school leaders have expressed interest in learning how to better support all children so that they can achieve educational and economic success – regardless of actual or perceived immigration status. Informed by research and promising practices, the U.S...
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Early Identification and Intervention Systems in California

NCG member, Harder+Company Community Research has released this new report, Early Identification and Intervention Systems in California , identifying the problems in early childhood development and guiding families to effective interventions. Read the Report >
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