Ensuring the early learning and development of our country's youngest and most vulnerable children is essential to the work of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Supporting the well-being of young children and their families experiencing homelessness is an urgent task and one that is critical to improving the long-term educational outcomes of children nationwide.
Several federal policies and programs are already in place to strengthen the ability of early care and education providers to serve young children experiencing homelessness. To highlight ways in which you can leverage federal policy to better serve these vulnerable populations, we have put together a package of resources on the topic. The resources below will assist you in ensuring that these young children are prioritized for services and have access to valuable early childhood services that support their learning and development.