The experience of homelessness creates significant stress for young children at a critical time in their development — and with the COVID-19 outbreak creating more disruption for young children, as well as more homelessness, the need for responsive early childhood programs is greater than ever. A new book published by the California Department of Education’s Early Learning and Care Division provides early childhood teachers, administrators, and program staff factual information so that they can create welcoming, inclusive, and strength-based environments that are responsive to the unique needs of young children and families experiencing homelessness. The book provides effective strategies and trauma-informed practices that can be implemented in early childhood programs to support children and their families experiencing homelessness. It also includes authentic vignettes created from interviews with children and families experiencing homelessness across California, in addition to the diverse professionals who serve them. 

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