Step 4: Watch Videos – KY

STEP 4: Watch Videos The first resource is a short video from the American Psychological Association.  The second resource is a video from the HearUs YouTube channel. Child homelessness has steadily increased over the past three decades and is associated with profound challenges for children’s development. Children who experience homelessness are at high risk for … Read more

Step 3: Read Resources – KY

STEP 3: Read Resources In this section, you’ll spend some time reading key resources that will help you understand the content of this lesson. You will be assessed on the following resources. Young Children Experiencing Homelessness:An Overview of December 2017 This Overview will give you a quick jump into the world of young children experiencing … Read more

Step 2: Watch Webinar – KY

STEP 2: Watch Webinar The following webinar provides information regarding improving access to preschool programming for young children experiencing homelessness. As you navigate through this resource, pay particular attention to opportunities that exist for engaging the parents of young children in discussions regarding their rights to early education programming, and the benefits these programs may … Read more

Step 1: Getting Started – KY

STEP 1: Introduction The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), the Head Start Program Performance Standards, and the Child Care Development Fund regulations contain new requirements for identifying and supporting young children experiencing homelessness. This lesson provides a brief overview of these policies as well as practical suggestions for implementing them at the local … Read more

Step 6: Read Resources – KY

STEP 6: Read Resources In this section, you’ll spend some time reading key resources that will help you understand the content of this lesson. You will be assessed on the following resources. NCHE: Coordination to Help Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness with Disabilities: NCHE Navigating the Intersections of the McKinney-Vento Act and Individuals with Disabilities … Read more

Step 7: Read Resources – KY

STEP 7: Read Resources In this section, you’ll spend some time reading key resources that will help you understand the content of this lesson. You will be assessed on the following resources. Including Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness in State and Local School LEA Accountability Systems The following resource describes the importance of prompt inclusion … Read more

Step 4: Getting Started Across Services – KY

STEP 4: Across Services Introduction This lesson provides guidance for coordinating services and spending across LEA programs including McKinney-Vento, IDEA, and Title I-A. Additional resources are offered that enhance understanding of the responsibilities LEA departments  (such as those that offer counseling services, manage the accountability system, and provide food services) have to students experiencing homelessness. … Read more

Step 5: Read Document – KY

STEP 5: Read Document The following resource provides an overview of the roles school counselors play in the success of students experiencing homelessness. While reviewing the information contained within this resource pay particular attention to the role school counselors play in overcoming barriers related to college access and post-secondary success. Recognize that ESSA mandates school … Read more

Step 2: Read Resources – KY

STEP 2: Read Resources In this section, you’ll spend some time reading key resources that will help you understand the content of this lesson. You will be assessed on the following resources. NCHE: Ensuring Full Participation in Extracurricular Activities for Students Experiencing Homelessness The following resource cites the portions of legislation that address extracurricular participation … Read more

Step 3: Review Documents – KY

STEP 3: Review Documents In this section, you’ll spend some time reading key resources that will help you understand the content of this lesson. You will be assessed on the following resources. SchoolHouse Connection Making the Case:Legal Language to Support Students’ Extra-Curricular Activities The following two resources provide authentic examples of how various segments of … Read more