Families may be less likely to take advantage of early-childhood education programs if they work nonstandard hours, finds a new report from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families.
The center found that among low-income, two-parent Hispanic and black families, 70 percent of parents work a combination of standard and nonstandard hours. Among low-income, two-parent white families, that number jumps to 73 percent. The report defined nonstandard hours as those outside of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The center also found early-education centers that primarily serve Hispanic children are less likely to offer full-time hours, eight hours of care Monday through Friday.
A version of this article appeared in the November 29, 2017 edition of Education Week as Early-Childhood Education