This week, the Office of Head Start released a new set of training modules for providers about best practices to support children and families experiencing homelessness. The eight modules cover various topics related to homelessness such as understanding the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, how to identify families experiencing homelessness, and how to conduct community outreach. Each module is focused on one topic for about thirty minutes.
The modules can be found on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center website. The interactive series is targeted for professionals in Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care and includes information for providers of school aged children. The modules include federal regulations related to supporting children and families experiencing homelessness including programs that are subsidized through the Child Care and Development Fund.
You can access the free modules here.