Early Childhood Resources

 Reports & Briefs on Young Children Experiencing Homelessness
Other Resources 
  • Home at Head Start: Helping Families Experiencing Homelessness Access Head Start Services is a national initiative to increase the number of young children experiencing homelessnes enrolled in Head Start.
  • Sesame Workshop Launches Nationwide Initiative to Address the Impact of Homelessness Among America’s Youngest Children
  • Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Family Shelters.  Family shelters have the potential to be a positive, stable force in the lives of displaced children and mitigate the negative impact that homelessness can have on their development by creating an environment that is safe and developmentally appropriate.
  • Wingspan is dedicated to developing young children’s social-emotional skills, problem-solving abilities, and healthy decision-making. 
    • Al’s Pals is a comprehensive curriculum and teacher training program that equips teachers to create an emotionally safe, trauma-sensitive classroom where children learn to form caring relationships, self-regulate, and acquire key social-emotional skills.  See how Al’s Pals aligns with trauma-informed practices [pdf].