School Readiness Skills and Hispanic Families. Documentary Review

Keywords: Hispanics; play; preschool education; reading; school readiness.


This documentary review study describes recent research on the participation of Hispanic families residing in the United States in strategies to support their children in achieving school readiness skills that could have an impact on their performance and on reducing the achievement gap that Hispanic students present compared to their non-Hispanic peers at the beginning of formal schooling. A total of 14 studies shows the positive impact of parental involvement in activities such as attendance at formal preschool education and home visiting programs, intentional play, and shared reading as strategies for the development of school readiness skills. The documentary analysis made it possible to identify considerations such as the curriculum, the type of financing, and consistent attendance as relevant factors in participation in formal preschool education programs.


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Author Biographies

Minerva Deyanira Castilleja, Centro Universitario CIFE
Deyanira Castilleja es originaria de México, pero radica en el estado de Texas, en Estados Unidos.  Actualmente es estudiante del Doctorado en Socioformación y Sociedad del Conocimiento en el Centro  Universitario CIFE. Cuenta además con una Maestría en Socioformación y una Licenciatura en  Educación Preescolar. La autora es Directora del programa READY! for Kindergarten en The  Children’s Reading Foundation, una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a promover la preparación  para la escuela en los niños en Estados Unidos.   
María de los Ángeles López Ortega, Centro Universitario CIFE - México

Doctora en Investigación Psicoanalítica, Doctora en Arte y Cultura y estudiante del Doctorado en Terapias Humanistas, con maestría en Psicoterapia Humanista y licenciaturas en Administración de Empresas y Psicología.


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How to Cite
Castilleja, M. D., & López Ortega, M. de los Ángeles. (2022). School Readiness Skills and Hispanic Families. Documentary Review. Religación, 7(33), e210952.