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Aligning early childhood programs to serve children experiencing homelessness: A comparison of preschool, Head Start, and child care policies

Resource Type: Other
Author(s): Duffield, Barbara; Whitney, Grace-Ann C.; Bires, Carie;
Date Issued: 04 October, 2016
Publisher(s): National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (U.S.)
Description: Within the next few months, new federal rules for preschool, Head Start, and child care will go into effect. These rules include many new policies designed to remove barriers and better support young children experiencing homelessness. This convergence and alignment of federal policies represent a critical opportunity for state and local action to better serve our youngest children experiencing homelessness. While the governance and structure of public preschool, Head Start, and Child Care and Development Fund services may differ, we are hopeful that the new emphasis on young children experiencing homelessness will bring communities together to make the most of these new provisions. To that end, we have developed the chart below, which summarizes the new most significant new rules by topic area, across three federal programs. We will update this document on an ongoing basis to reflect any new guidance or policy clarifications that may be forthcoming. (author abstract)
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Source: Minneapolis, MN: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. Retrieved from the U.S. Administration for Children and Families Web site: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ecd/preschool_head_start_and_child_care_policies_for_children.pdf
Topics: Children & Child Development > Child Characteristics > Socioeconomic Status

Policies > Coordination & Integration
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