September 18, 2020!
Roundtable Discussion on Young Children Experiencing Homelessness and Early Learning
Congressperson Dwight Evans and PEC are organizing a roundtable discussion to gather information on the intersection of young children experiencing homelessness and access to early learning programs. The discussion will be on
Friday, September 18, 2020,
10 AM to 11:30 AM
We plan to answer the question: are young children who experience homelessness accessing high quality early learning programs, i.e., Head Start, high quality childcare, and home visiting?
Parents, early learning and homeless housing staff, national and local experts and others have been invited to offer lessons learned and recommendations for future action.
Expected leadership participating in the Roundtable include:
Amanda Atkinson - Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC)
Omari Baye - ACTS of the Apostle Emergency Housing Program
Tracey Campanini - Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning
Dr. JJ Cutuli - Nemours Children's Health System
Tara Dechert - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Policy Lab
Kathy Desmond - People's Emergency Center (PEC)
Tracy Duarte - Pennsylvania Head Start Collaboration Office
Barbara Duffield - SchoolHouse Connection
Ineeze Gainey - Children's Playhouse and IAG Childcare Consulting
Deborah Hartranft - School District of Philadelphia
Beth Gonzales - Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services
Lisbel Madera and Trina Williams - Health Federation of Philadelphia
Sean Perkins - Philadelphia Office of Children and Families
Rashanda Perryman - Vanguard Strong Start for Kids
Elliot Weinbaum - William Penn Foundation