State Child Care Policies for Limited English Proficient Families

One in seven young children under the age of 6 in the United States has at least one parent who is limited English proficient (LEP), and more than one in four young children has a parent who speaks a language other than English. Children whose parents are LEP often face difficult barriers when it comes to accessing child care and early education programs and assistance. LEP families, including recent immigrant families, are frequently unaware of the availability and benefits of early education programs or services because information is not readily available in their primary language. 

To learn more, read this brief by Hannah Matthews and Emily Firgens.