Culture, Language & Race in QRIS

Culture, Language & Race in QRIS

Prenatal to Age 3: A Comprehensive, Racially Equitable Policy Plan for Universal Healthy Child Development

Prenatal to Age 3 highlights early childhood policies that confront racial equity. Focusing on Minnesota, the plan describes how to promote social, economic, health, and educational equity by broadening the state’s current early childhood public-policy focus on early education and service programs. Recommendations include funding efforts that promote positive early experiences; safe, stable, and nurturing relationships; economic security; and building upon assets and capacities of all families and communities. Prenatal to Age 3 is a plan for action.

America’s Hispanic Children: Gaining Ground, Looking Forward

This report presents a rich and nuanced statistical portrait of America’s Latino children, drawn from the latest nationally-representative data. It is a complex picture. Some facets will be familiar, while others are less well known. All have important economic and social implications, particularly with respect to education as the pathway to fulfilling aspirations and to full participation in the life of the nation.

Free Resources to Support Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness

States  early learning system building efforts must be responsive to the unique needs of each and every child and family.  To that end, the  Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness portal on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) offers resources to support work with dual language learners (DLLs), immigrant and refugee families, and other diverse populations.

Understanding & Measuring Providers’ Teachers’ Cultural Sensitivity with Families - Lesson Learned & Measurement Recommendations

This brief describes the process of measuring cultural sensitivity in the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality project. Researchers measuring cultural sensitivity in other fields may also find the information contained within this brief useful.

STARTING POINT: State Actions to Incorporate Issues of Race, Culture, and Language Into Quality Rating Scoring Systems

This paper is a starting point in three respects. First, states are at the starting point in developing and beginning to use different measures within their quality rating scoring systems to promote linguistic and cultural competence and equity, learning as they do so. Second, the paper is at best a partial reflection of what states are doing today, drawing from the most readily available resources and doubtless leaving out important state efforts.