Friday, September 20, 2019

Preschool Enrollment Can Minimize Latino-White Achievement Gap

        In an address to reporters, Education Secretary Arne Duncan concluded that the formula to closing the achievement gap between Latino and white students could be enrolling children in preschool. “Less than half of Hispanic children attend any kind of preschool – that’s kind of staggering,” said Duncan. “This is the fastest-growing […]

Migrant Head Start Program Reaches Out To Latino Children

A new Head Start program in California is reaching out to migrant children, who statistically enroll in early education programs at a lower rate than their peers. Through bilingual and interactive education, the Hughson Center aims at academically preparing migrant children for elementary school in Hughson, a small agricultural community nine miles southwest of Modesto, California. […]

HITN Early Learning Collaborative Provide New Tablet-Based Application for Preschoolers

  The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) Early Learning Collaborative (ELC) announced their new tablet-based Pocoyo PlaySets project yesterday that helps engage young children develop their English, reading and math skills. Yesterday’s announcement included a panel session on child development, tying into the launch of the Pocoyo PlaySets, whose mission is to “provide preschoolers […]

HITN Collaborative Launches Pocoyo® Playset™ Digital Education Tool to Boost School Readiness for Spanish-Speaking Preschoolers

The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) Early Learning Collaborative (ELC) unveiled today its mobile application for Spanish-Speaking preschoolers at Washington D.C.’s Newseum on Wednesday.  The Pocoyo® PlaySet™ application, which is funded by a grant from the Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, features Pocoyo, the main character in the popular animated television […]

Low Preschool Attendance Rate Hurting Latinos

Only slightly more than one-third of Latino children in the state of Illinois attend preschool, putting them behind in preparedness compared to their white and black counterparts, according to a new study. By the time they enter kindergarten, the average Illinois Latino child enters kindergarten five months behind whites and about three or four months […]