I started my research journey by choosing to research the topic of “Immigrant families and their access or lack thereof to early childhood programs”. I had three sub-topics that I wished to explore, these were:
- Immigrants’ backgrounds, languages and cultures: How do these factors affect their ability to assimilate in the American society? Some immigrants have smooth transitions and others do not. This ability/inability affects their participation in early childhood programs and care.
- What are the factors that impede the ability of some immigrants to access the high-quality early childhood programs in care and education?
- Ways to ensure that the resources available for childcare and education are reaching immigrant communities.
I have chosen to focus on the second topic, to research more on factors that impede the immigrant families’ ability to access the high-quality early childhood programs in care and education.
Working on the “Understanding Research Chart”, I now understand the relevance of choosing questions and researching those questions in detail as opposed to working on a broad subject and being unable to do justice to the questions in great detail.
If anyone has any links, resources and any insight on this topic please share them with me. It is always great to have input from others.
I am looking forward to working on this research program.