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Working Together to Connect Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness with Early Head Start
FYSB and OHS collaborate to help pregnant and parenting homeless youth and their children.
The "Bring a Principal to Head Start" celebration coincides with Head Start Awareness Month and National Principals Month. We are celebrating it in conjunction with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), the School Superintendents Association (AASA) and the National Head Start Association (NHSA).
Research finds that the stresses of family homelessness can affect a child’s well-being: delaying developmental milestones, compromising health and social/emotional regulation, and making it harder for them to enter school ready for the joys of learning. Head Start’s comprehensive services approach addresses each child’s need, whether it’s a doctor or dentist visit, assessing learning delays, or helping parents set bedtime routines in a shelter.
In the devastation from Hurricane Maria, Head Start centers across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands work to rebuild and restore services in their communities.