CLASP Report: U.S. immigration policy harmful for early care and education of kids in America

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 2, 2018

CLASP Report

Young children in immigrant families—babies, toddlers, and preschoolers—are suffering immediate and potentially longer-term consequences as a result of current immigration policies, according to new reports from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). In Colorado, about one in four children live in immigrant families.

Through interviews with more than 100 child care and early education professionals who care for and teach babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, along with focus groups with dozens of parents, CLASP found pervasive effects on young children of the threats to their families and communities. The reports detail disturbing signs and behaviors of distress, as well as serious risks to young children’s healthy development. Click here to read more.

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