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Educational Homelessness Supports

McKinney-Vento Benefits for Families Experiencing Homelessness

As childcare providers, you may be working with families who are experiencing homelessness. Read below to learn the definition of “homelessness” and educational supports for families experiencing homelessness.
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The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act aims to minimize the educational disruptions experienced by students who are experiencing homelessness.

According to the McKinney-Vento Act, the term “homeless children and youths” refers to individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The definition specifically includes children living in emergency shelters, motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, parks, public spaces, or abandoned buildings, and those sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.

For more information on the McKinney-Vento Act benefits:

Other resources for families experiencing Homelessness in Delaware:

My Child DE is a user-friendly website that brings together resources to help families, providers and other caretakers make informed choices for the children of Delaware. The goal of My Child DE is to help these groups feel welcome, informed and empowered to engage, learn and take the next steps needed to support children.