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Hosted on July 11, 2024 the training was delivered by ​Elly Miles, PhD, a senior research associate at the Urban Institute in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population;​ Hamutal Bernstein, PhD, a senior fellow at the Urban Institute and directs the Program on Immigration; Maki Park, a senior policy analyst for early education […]

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This evidence summary, authored by Switchboard, provides an overview of the current evidence on the effectiveness of various interventions for English language learning among newcomers. It addresses two crucial questions: Are there specific elements of English language acquisition programs for newcomer populations that are more effective or efficient than others? What role does technology play […]

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Children from birth through age 5 are developing rapidly, and timely access to high-quality services can have major impacts on their school readiness, development, and family well-being. To increase families’ awareness and trust and reduce barriers to accessing early childhood services, we recommend the following strategies.1  Working Within Your Organization Learn about the early childhood […]

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Publicly funded early childhood services can support refugee families by helping children build a strong foundation and families thrive as they resettle in a new country. However, families who are refugees or immigrants may be less likely to enroll their children in early childhood services compared with other eligible families. This guide aims to familiarize […]

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This document summarizes the current state of evidence on practices, policies, approaches, and interventions that enhance access to and participation in early childhood programs for refugee and immigrant families with young children. Early childhood refers to the developmental period from birth to age 5, during which children experience rapid physical, social-emotional, and cognitive growth. In […]