The Office of Head Start at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' newly announced campaign, "
Home at Head Start
", aims to boost participation of children and families experiencing homelessness in Early Head Start and Head Start Programs by enrolling 10,000 homeless children by the end of March.
A quality education can be the most important tool to helping children and families lift themselves out of a recurring pattern of housing instability. To do that, however, these children must first be identified as homeless and then receive the necessary support to ensure that homelessness does not disrupt their learning.
ICPH's State Education Rankings look at the percent of Head Start enrollees that are homeless by state, asking the question, “How well are states using federal funds and federal programs to support some of our youngest homeless students?”