Explain that this presentation is focusing on Latino communities that have been recently established, are growing and largely consist of first generation predominantly Spanish-speaking immigrants and their children.
This answers WHY to serving Latino children and families. Bilingual storytimes, early literacy workshops and homework help should all be mentioned.
Serving Latino Children and Families in Virginia Libraries
Serving Latino Children andFamilies in Virginia LibrariesKatie CunninghamTraining Specialist / Consultantwww.bilingualchildrensprogramming.blogspot.com
Today’s Presentation Demographics Cultural Considerations Latino Children and School Success Resources Programming Ideas Questions
DemographicsQuick facts about Hispanics in theUnited States and Virginia
A brief word about terminology “Hispanic” and “Latino” are often used interchangeably in the United States, though some people may prefer one over another, or prefer a nomenclature that references their specific country or origin (such as Mexican American). “Hispanic” was first used as racial identifier by the Census in 1970. The new Census uses Hispanic or Latino. The Hispanic Population: 2010
Who is the Latino child? The Latino community is extremely diverse! The Hispanic/Latino community in the United States can include immigrants from Latin American countries, the Caribbean and Spain, as well as native born Americans. Not all Latinos speak Spanish. Food, customs and language can be very different within the Latino community depending on what country one’s heritage is from.
Latinos make up the largest minoritygroup in the United States. There are more than 50 million Latinos in the United States; this is over 16% of the population. The Hispanic population grew by 43% between 2000 and 2010. Over half of the growth in the total population of the United States between 2000 and 2010 was due to the increase in the Hispanic population. Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the United States.
Latinos are in the South. 36% of Hispanics living in the U.S. live in the South. The Hispanic population in the South grew by 57% between 2000 and 2010 This is four times the growth of the total population in the South.
Virginia Virginia is one of 16 states with a Hispanic population of at least 500,000. The number of Hispanics in Virginia doubled over the last decade. 9% of K-12 students in Virginia are Hispanic. Virginia has the 4th largest Salvadoran population in the United States.
CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS Language Barrier Cultural Barrier Systemic Differences Librería Family Personal relationship / Trust Outreach is a critical component to delivering service
Latino Children and SchoolSuccessChallenges and opportunities
Early Literacy and School Readiness More than 3 out of 5 Latino children are growing up in a home where at least one parent is an immigrant More Latino children are growing up in poverty than any other race Latino children are underrepresented in early childhood education programs Latino youth are less likely to complete high school than other demographics
What is the role of the library? Bilingual and Spanish books Storytimes Early literacy workshops Homework help programs
Professional Development ¡Cuéntame un cuento! Latino Cultural Inclusion in Juvenile Collections A webinar offered through LUCY, September Connecting with the Spanish-Speaking Community A four-week online course offered through the Library of Virginia that begins October 1. Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca A four-week online course offered through the Library of Virginia that begins January 14.
REFORMA National Organization to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking Interactive forums Bi-annual conference Toolkit for Dealing with Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Book Reviews, Bibliographies and Programming Ideas Reforma Southeast
Colorín Colorado Bilingual sister-site of Reading Rockets Provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish- speaking families of English- language learners Early literacy and school readiness articles Reading tip sheets for parents
Para los Niños A family learning program for parents whose first language is Spanish Developed in collaboration by Children’s Museum of Houston and Houston Public Library All materials are available in English and Spanish for free!
¡Es Divertido Hablar Dos Idiomas! My blog dedicated to all things bilingual storytime and library services to Latino families Program ideas, handouts, discovery centers, flannelboard patterns, book reviews, articles and more!
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