Immigrant Parents and Early Childhood Programs: Addressing Barriers of Literacy, Culture and Systems Knowledge
The NYIC education advocacy team partnered with the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) to develop a ground-breaking report called: Immigrant Parents and Early Childhood Programs: Addressing Barriers of Literacy, Culture and Systems Knowledge.
The Migration Policy Institute NCIIP’s study focuses on identifying the unique needs of newcomer parents and understanding the challenges of how to better connect early childhood programs and immigrant and refugee parents. MPI partnered with the New York Immigration Coalition and leading organizations in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Washington State to conduct field work for the study which spans from early childhood parent skill, to parent engagement, to leadership programs.
And on June 2nd, MPI held a great webinar to introduce the report! Experts including, Margie McHugh, Director of MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy; Maki Park, Policy Analyst and Program Coordinator, MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy; Miriam Calderon, Senior Partner, School Readiness Consulting; and former Senior Policy Advisor for Early Learning, Domestic Policy Council, The White House; and Eliza Leighton, Director of Promise Neighborhood Langley Park Program, CASA de Maryland, discussed top-line data and findings from the report including barriers facing immigrant parents that the organization’s Promise Neighborhood and Learning Together I3 initiatives seek to address and the challenges and opportunities facing policymakers in this arena.
You can check it out HERE.