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Supporting Early Childhood

The Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) released in November 2016 include a provision [§1302.15(c)] allowing Head Start and Early Head Start programs to reserve one or more enrollment slots (up to 3% of the funded enrollment) for pregnant women and children experiencing homelessness in their service areas for a period of 30 days when a vacancy occurs

Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive services to children and families, including those birth to five years of age who are experiencing homelessness.

Learn about how to begin Building Partnerships to Address Family Homelessness.

Locate a Head Start Center in your area.

Learn more about supporting the education of young children experiencing homelessness.