Breaking Down Barriers Between Immigrant Families and Early Education: Project Overview and Preliminary Impressions (PowerPoint)
Publication Date: April 2006
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
CLASPÂ’s Breaking Down Barriers project is intended to address the barriers immigrant families face in accessing high-quality early education programs. This presentation offers background and preliminary impressions from CLASPÂ’s site visits in sample states across the country and interviews with immigrant-serving organizations, immigrant community leaders, policymakers, and others.
Challenges and barriers identified include: too few connections between early education providers and immigrant-serving organizations; too few bilingual and bicultural providers; and a lack of affordable, high-quality programs in communities.