Hispanic Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Programs

Linda M. Espinosa

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This paper digests recent research on the involvement of Hispanic parents in their children's early childhood education. General demographic characteristics of Hispanic families are discussed in brief, as are cultural traits that may impact the family-school relationship. A list of proven strategies for establishing productive parent-school teamwork is provided, including suggestions for staff development, community outreach, and general communication strategies that have been identified as effective by previous early childhood programs. A short reading list is also included. 

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Linda M. Espinosa. Hispanic Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Programs (1995). ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education: Champaign, IL. (2 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement

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ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
University of Illinois
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL
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