Quality Rating and Improvement Systems: Considerations for Children From Immigrant Families

Iruka, I. U., & Garcia, S.
2012

As the percentage of immigrants in the U.S. has steadily increased over the last forty years, it is not surprising to find that many children in the U.S. are now born to at least one foreign-born parent or are immigrants themselves. As the U.S. becomes more minority majority, cultural and linguistic diversity will become a key issue when developing goals, policies, and practices to meet the needs of children and families. However, questions remain about whether Quality Rating and Improvement Systems and other quality initiatives are considering the needs of immigrant families and children. This issue of Making the Link discusses some of these concerns and recommendations that can improve systems for immigrant children.

Citation: Iruka, I. U., & Garcia, S. (2012). Quality rating and improvement systems: Considerations for children from immigrant families (Making the Link, Issue 5). Washington, DC: Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families.