American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Early Childhood Education and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for
Hispanics

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ARRA RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

• Executive Summary

• Entire ARRA Report

 

The Students We Share: New Research from the
United States and Mexico

January 15‐16, 2010
La Casa de California, Mexico City

You are cordially invited to join us for our rescheduled binational conference to be held at the University of California’s Casa de California in the elegant and historic Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico.  Read more

 

HEAD START & EARLY HEAD START OPPORTUNITIES

The links below provide funding opportunities for Head Start and Early Head Start programs allowing stakeholders to access the $2.1 billion funds made available under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

 

PROFILES OF QUALITY SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS FOR HISPANICS

The following schools and programs represent serious efforts to strengthen Hispanic achievement. Although these schools and programs have not been evaluated for demonstrated improvements in school readiness or in literacy-based parenting, they are presented as examples of programs that may be meeting the needs of Hispanic children and families.

Programs

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PAPERS

Latino Families and Early Education
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Hispanic Students' Educational Experiences and Opportunities During Kindergarten
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Latino Infants and Their Families: A National Perspective of Protective and Risk Factors for Development
 • PDF

Dual-Language Programs in US Schools
 • Executive summary (PDF or MS-Word)
 • Full document (PDF)

 

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY THEMES

Academic achievement in early education, K-3
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English language learners (ELL) and bilingual students in schools
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Families, health, and early education
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Hispanic parent involvement and academic gains
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Pre-kindergarten programs and child care
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Teacher quality in early education
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SCHOLARLY WORKS

Dr. Ann-Marie Wiese

Wiese, A, & Garcia, E. E. (2009). Policy Related to Issues of Diversity and Literacy. In L. M. Morrow, R. Rueda, & D. Lapp (Eds.), Handbook of research on literacy and diversity on the education of young children (pp. 32-54). New York: The Guilford Press.

Dr. Ellen Frede

Assessment in a Continuous Improvement Cycle: New Jersey's Abbott Preschool Program (2005)

Policy Brief - Challenging Behaviors and the Role of Preschool Education (2007)

Policy Brief - Preschool Curriculum Decision-Making: Dimensions to Consider (2007)  

Policy Brief – Math and Science in Preschool: Policies and Practice (2009)

The APPLES Blossom: Abbott Preschool Program Longitudinal Effects Study (APPLES), Preliminary Results through 2nd Grade (2009)

Dr. Bruce Fuller

Maternal Practices that Influence Latino Infants' Health and Cognitive Growth
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The Cultural Strengths of Latino Families
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The Health and Cognitive Growth of Latino Toddlers - At Risk or Immigrant Paradox?
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RELATED WEBSITES

Supporting Positive Language and Literacy Development in Young Language Minority Children: Research, Policy, and Practice 2008 Round Table