This tool is designed to guide shelter staff in creating safe, developmentally appropriate environments for young children experiencing homelessness.
Early Childhood Homelessness
CCSA Releases Tool for Homeless Shelters to Provide Positive Environments for Young Children Post-COVID-19
One in every 16 children under six years old in the U.S. classifies as homeless, jeopardizing their health, development and well-being. The updated and validated Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool, released by Child Care Services Association (CCSA), supports shelters to provide positive environments for young children. Chapel Hill, N.C., May 26,
Child Care Services Association Releases State Plans for Families with Children Experiencing Homelessness
Child Care Services Association (CCSA) releases Families with Children Experiencing Homelessness, FY2019-FY2021 Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plans outlining efforts in all 50 states Chapel Hill, N.C., January 15, 2020: Child Care Services Association (CCSA) works to ensure every child has the best start in life with high-quality child
The 2019-2021 CCDF State Plans include eligibility requirements, coordinating with partners, increasing access and providing professional development…
ZERO TO THREE has published a journal about Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness.
More and more people understand that high quality early childhood care and learning prepares children to succeed in the classroom and in life. Yet, what may not be known is that the impact of homelessness on children, especially young children, is extremely challenging and may lead to changes in brain architecture that can interfere with learning, social-emotional development, self-regulation and cognitive skills.