Head Start Collaboration Project

Services to Children Who are Homeless

Helping Find & Serve Children who are Homeless

All Head Start programs must prioritize children who are homeless for enrollment. The Tip Sheet for Head Start Providers has information about how to identify children who are experiencing homelessness and how to enroll them in Head Start. The Head Start Housing Questionnaire should be used by Head Start staff as part of the enrollment process to identify any child who is homeless. Both documents were developed by the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (www.nysteachs.org) in concert with the New York State Head Start Collaboration Project.

Learn "Everything that You Need to Know: Enrolling Children who are Homeless in Early Head Start and Head Start."