A recent report offers a snapshot of how Latino infants and toddlers are faring compared to their peers.
The McCormick Foundation and Child Trends offer some insights through the report, “The Youngest Americans: A Statistical Portrait of Infants and Toddlers in the United States.”
Among the most concerning findings — Latino toddlers are half as likely to be read to as their white peers. Additionally, they are a third less likely to be sung to or have stories told to them, another indicator that assists with language development.
Tellingly, Hispanic parents also are much more likely than white parents to be concerned about their young children’s development.
Hispanic toddlers and infants also are very likely to experience frequent moves between new homes as children. They are less likely to receive preventive medical care.
The report offers a myriad of statistics in a variety of different areas, which includes occurrence of asthma, parent education levels, and teen birthrates.