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Facilitating access to early care and education for children experiencing homelessness

Resource Type: Reports & Papers
Author(s): Shaw, Sara H.; Hirilall, Ashley; Halle, Tamara;
Date Issued: March, 2020
Publisher(s): United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Description: The experience of homelessness is a known risk factor for young children, ages birth to 5. Children experiencing homelessness benefit from early care and education (ECE); however, states, communities and ECE providers face many barriers to ensuring access to care for these young children. The purpose of this brief is to: (1) discuss the barriers to accessing ECE among families experiencing homelessness, and (2) describe ways in which states and communities support the enrollment of children experiencing homelessness in ECE. We provide a summary of the methods and findings from a series of key informant interviews with agency or organization leaders in selected states and communities. To conclude, we summarize interview themes, highlight relevant resources, and discuss the next steps for supporting ECE access for this population. (author abstract)
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Funder(s): United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Source: (OPRE Research Brief #2020-12). U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/facilitating_access_to_early_care_and_ed.pdf
Note: The project officers are Ivelisse Martinez-Beck and Amanda Clincy Coleman. The contractor is Child Trends. The project director is Tamara Halle.
Topics: Children & Child Development > Child Characteristics > Socioeconomic Status

Child Care & Early Education Market > Access To Child Care & Early Education

Policies > Child Care & Early Education Policies > Subsidies
Country: United States
States: CALIFORNIA, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, IDAHO, MINNESOTA, NORTH CAROLINA, OKLAHOMA
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