Consulting Services

SchoolHouse Connection is the nation’s leading expert on the early care and education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. With 25 years of experience, we are highly sought after for our expertise and impactful advocacy efforts.

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ARP-HCY Funding Consultation

If you’ve never received such dedicated funding, you may be unsure where to even begin.
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Our Background

Our staff helped craft the McKinney-Vento Act through amendments by the No Child Left Behind Act and the Every Student Succeeds Act. We have spent decades listening and learning about the best, evidence-based practices to implement it. We also work at the intersections between homelessness and privacy, disabilities, discipline, resilience, and immigration status. We are experts on financial aid policies for unaccompanied youth and how early childhood programs can best serve families experiencing homelessness. SchoolHouse Connection offers a range of consulting services for states, schools, and school districts.

Services We Provide


I was able to speak with my supervisor briefly. She loved the part she attended. I talked to her about next steps, and she is committed to finding funds to continue this work. By the time I had got back to the office, I had five calls/emails from participants thanking me and committing to bring other key stakeholders in, as well as higher level staff. Thank you SO much. I am so very happy.
— Beth Larson-Steckler, Former North Dakota State Coordinator for Homeless Education
The SchoolHouse Connection team provided short videos for us to use in our annual McKinney-Vento training. The response from participants was overwhelmingly positive, and many stated that the videos, which included real student voices and experiences, were the most impactful part of the training. The work of SHC was impressive, as they were challenged to remotely interview youth and liaisons during the COVID school closures which was no small task. The finished products were professional, informative, and engaging.
— Melinda Dyer, Program Supervisor, McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth. WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
SchoolHouse Connection’s services are worth every penny we paid for. It was such a professional, well thought out, and interesting conference. I will never have another conference without you all, so there’s that! We are in this together for the duration my life at the PED.
— Dana Malone, State Coordinator, New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED)

Examples of Our Work

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