Professor researches early care & education in Hispanic families

Posted on March 25, 2024


Early care and education (ECE) utilization patterns among young children in Latino households with low incomes show that non parental child care is relatively common for this group, and especially for preschool-age children, who tend to be in center-based programs. At the same time, many Latino preschoolers from households with low incomes also receive care from home-based providers, which is the predominant arrangement for infants and toddlers. High rates of home-based ECE use could reflect households’ needs for flexible care options to support work schedules, and for care that is more affordable.

Professor Danielle Crosby, Human Development and Family Studies