The State of Latino Early Childhood Development: A Research Review

17/11/2017

Many Latino children have a difficult start to their school life. Poverty, trauma, and many other issues make it difficult for them to succeed. Read more in the research review packed with important data and information. Excerpt:

Abstract

Many Latino children are at risk of not getting the proper care, services, and environment they need for healthy formative development.

Latino early childhood development - problem - kids behindTraumatic early experiences, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and low participation in preschool programs impair Latino children’s social and emotional development, academic achievement, and overall health and wellbeing.

But there’s reason for hope.

Culturally-sensitive programs and policies can prevent or reduce the effects of traumatic childhood experiences, improve mental health, and boost school readiness.

Early childhood development and education programs, breastfeeding and family support, and Latino family values support all have been shown to promote healthy early development.

Access the entire report at https://salud-america.org/state-latino-early-childhood-development-research-review/

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Culture Corner: What’s Going on With the Hispanic Community in the US

15/11/2017

Lot’s of updates and data from the Pew Research Center at http://mailchi.mp/pewresearch/w8zd23u60n-2569901?e=8d17063fc5.


Culture Corner: How did “All Saints Day” become “Dia de Muertos?”

13/11/2017

Do you know?  More at https://mexika.org/2017/11/01/how-did-all-saints-day-become-dia-de-muertos/


Video: Culture in the Americas: Anatomy of a Day of the Dead Altar

02/11/2017

For use in your English lessons.  Find the video at http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-day-of-the-dead-altar-diagram-spanish-english-20151029-htmlstory.html


A new study finds word gap acceptance among teachers has consequences for low-income Latinx students

01/11/2017

Good to know and to consider our own bias.  Read more at https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/edcentral/rethinking-word-gap/


What’s New in the Hispanic Community in the USA in September 2017?

03/10/2017

Read a number of important trends and facts here:  http://mailchi.mp/pewresearch/w8zd23u60n-2569621?e=8d17063fc5


Infusing Hispanic Heritage Month in Your Lessons: Resources

21/09/2017

Great resources below:

The National Hispanic Heritage Month website

The National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Park Service

Smithsonian Education

Young Adult Book List from School Library Journal


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