Self-Assessment Tool for Early Childhood Programs Serving Families Experiencing Homelessness
Ounce of Prevention Fund and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released the “Self-Assessment Tool for Early Childhood Programs Serving Families Experiencing Homelessness,” a tool designed for child care, Head Start and Early Head Start, and public pre-k programs as a guide for welcoming and supporting families and children experiencing homelessness into these programs. This tool contains recommendations for making early childhood programs more responsive to the unique needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families who experience homelessness in five areas: Identification and Support; Removal of Barriers; Responding to Family Needs; Engagement in Strategic Collaboration; and Improving Collection, Reporting and Utilization of Data. The tool includes additional resources to support programs.
About the Source
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. They promote the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services.