Our first-ever Data Bite focuses on the experiences and outcomes of Hispanic/Latine children and families enrolled in Educare schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers explored a range of well-being indicators, including teacher reports of children’s social-emotional protective factors and family reports of perceived stress, resilience, level of support and more.
Initial findings are:
- Hispanic children enrolled in Educare schools during the pandemic received higher teacher ratings of their social-emotional skills than Hispanic children enrolled prior to the pandemic
- Fewer Hispanic children were rated as having behavioral concerns during the pandemic
Questions for Practitioners to “Bite” Into:
- LEVERAGING DATA: What does the well-being of Hispanic children and families enrolled in other ECE programs look like during the pandemic?
- FOCUSING ON STRENGTHS: How well do indicators of well-being emphasize the strengths, rather than deficits, of Hispanic children and families?
- IMPROVING PROGRAMS: What barriers might exist to implementing a strengths-based approach and how can they be successfully navigated?
- IMPROVING POLICIES: What systems and policy changes are needed to best support the well-being of Hispanic children and families enrolled in ECE programs?