Make your child care center a “safe space” from immigration enforcement
By Rebecca Ullrich
If federal immigration agents came to your family’s child care program to arrest or interview a parent or staff member, would program staff know what to do?
Would they know that immigration agents are generally restricted from entering their centers?
An unwelcome, unexpected visit from immigration agents or other law enforcement officials would be scary for children and adults. But having a plan in place—and communicating that plan to staff and parents—can help to ensure the safety and privacy of children, families, and staff in early childhood programs.
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