Tri-state summit on child homelessness, early education challenges set

Register below to attend the Tri-State Summit discussing connecting young children experiencing homelessness to high quality early learning opportunities.

Dr. Deborah Bergeron, national director of Head Start, is confirmed as the keynote speaker. National and regional leaders are planning to attend.

Purpose: Thousands of young homeless children are in shelter or living doubled up in Pennsylvania, in New Jersey, and in Delaware. High-quality early learning programs like Head Start can strengthen their resilience, but access is a challenge. 

Since Congress prioritized children who experience homelessness to be served by Head Start, the Child Care Development Fund, and other high-quality early learning programs, the tri-state region has responded in numerous ways.

But, what efforts are succeeding? Do any barriers remain?

This Summit will explore what has happened since those changes, identify the challenges that local and national leadership need to consider, and consider the role of intermediaries.

The summit planners include the following leaders:

    CHOP Early Head Start
    The Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Head Start Collaboration offices
    Family Promise of New Castle County, DE
    Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Region III
    Office of Head Start, Region III, Administration for Children and Families
    Office of US Senator Robert Casey
    PA Office of Child Development and Early Learning
    The William Penn Foundation
    Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services
    PEC's Building Early Links for Learning
    School District of Philadelphia Head Start office
    United Way of SE PA and Southern NJ
    Vanguard Strong Start for Kids

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Monday, September 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Temple University - Howard Gittis Student Center
1755 N 13th Street
Room 200 A, B, and C
Philadelphia, PA 19122