The Importance of Relationships for Young Children Experiencing Homelessness Presentation at NAEHCY Conference
October 29 - November 1
The impact of the pandemic on our youngest, often vulnerable, and under-resourced learners, as well as their families, and school staff, is unprecedented and should guide how we choose to provide support, particularly to those who are experiencing homelessness. This session will focus on equitable access to high quality early learning environments that are culturally responsive and support growth for both children and adults. Presenters will illuminate the significant contributions of consistent relationships and experiences to their well-being. Recommendations and strategies for collaborative and integrated supports aimed at reducing inequalities will be highlighted. A feature presentation includes an LEA Early Childhood Specialist sharing how relationships with LEA and community partners support the provision of needed services to children and families experiencing homelessness.
Presenter: Carla Garrett, Early Childhood Specialist, Region 6 Comprehensive Center
Conference Dates: October 29th – November 1st
San Diego, CA