The Resource New Americans: Child Care Choices of Parents of English Language Learners

New Americans: Child Care Choices of Parents of English Language Learners

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New Americans: Child Care Choices of Parents of English Language Learners
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New Americans: Child Care Choices of Parents of English Language Learners
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Immigration to this country has increased significantly in recent years. While Mexican immigrants are the largest population of immigrants in the United States (39 percent), the rest of the population is widely varied, with no one nation accounting for more than 3 percent of all immigrants. Despite the significant benefits quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs offer to immigrant children, their rates of enrollment are significantly lower than for comparable children of United States-born parents. In order to better address the needs of these new American families, providers and state policymakers need more in-depth knowledge about the perceptions of these families and the factors that influence their choice of care. This study is an exploratory study in two cities which reflect the diversity of experience with immigration across the country: Denver, Colorado and surrounding areas, where the focus is on Mexican immigrants, and Portland, Maine and surrounding areas, where the focus is on three of the many refugee populations which have newly settled here. The contrasts, not only in the immigrant populations themselves, but also in the political and historical contexts of the communities in which they live, offer an opportunity to enrich the field of research on child care choices for this vulnerable population of children and families.Additional details about this study can be found on the <a href="http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/newamericans/index.html">New Americans</a> Web site
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  • Ward, Helen
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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  • Oldham LaChance, Erin
  • Atkins, Julie
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New Americans: Child Care Choices of Parents of English Language Learners
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  • 2009-05--2010-02
  • 33901
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ICPSR33901.v1
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New Americans: Child Care Choices of Parents of English Language Learners
Publication
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  • 2009-05--2010-02
  • 33901
Control code
ICPSR33901.v1
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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