New report: Preparing Low-Income Latino Children for Kindergarten and Beyond
September 29, 2015
The National Research Center on Hispanic Families and Children has released a new report by Arya Ansari and Michael López about how Latino children in Miami’s public pre-school programs perform academically.
“To address questions regarding the influence of early care and education programs on Latino children’s early academic development, we analyzed data from the Miami School Readiness Project (MSRP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, which has a large Latino population. The MSRP represents a unique, large administrative data source that has followed, over time, children who participated in various types of publicly-funded early care and education programs at age four. Two of these programs are the focus of this brief: public school- based pre-K, and center-based programs that accepted child care subsidies. In this brief, we examine how well low-income Latino children who attended these two program types were prepared for kindergarten and how they performed academically by the time they were in third grade.”
Overall, Ansari and López’s research found that low-income Latino children who attended public school pre-K in Miami-Dade County performed well academically in kindergarten through third grade.
Learn more about their key findings in the full report – Preparing Low-Income Latino Children for Kindergarten and Beyond: How Children in Miami’s Publicly-Funded Preschool Programs Fare