What are the positive factors that are contributing to you reaching your desired result?
- Pre-existing education background: Pre-School, Day Care Attendance, etc.
- Involvement in and Early Childhood Intervention Program
- Access to virtual education and tools to teach their children: easy to find resources that weren't out there many years ago like ABC Mouse or PBS.
What are the negative factors that are restricting you from reaching your desired result?
- Language Barriers: More resources available to families that speak English
- Socialization: Children staying at home, little to no social interaction with children outside the family
- Limited Resources: No internet, lack of transporation, rural disadvantages, etc.
- 19% of children in Texas live with parents who did not complete a high school degree
What populations are the most disadvantaged and what causes these disparities?
- Low-Income and/or Single Parent Households
- Non-english speaking households
- Grandparents raising children
Are there foreseeable factors that will affect your work over the next few months to a year?
- COVID-19: Unforseeable School situations, Spike in active cases, etc.
- Levels of Unemployment: Uncertainy of goverment assistance, continued job loss, etc.
- Lower levels of response: We can only assess students who attend school in-person.
What additional research is needed to better understand the factors that influence the slope of the curve and related disparities?
- What will our results look like?
- How many students will we be able to assess due ot COVID-19?
- How detailed will be get to be? What will our boundaries look like?
- How can we use this data to empower our surrounding rural communities?