Community Eligibility: The Key to Hunger-Free Schools, School Year 2022–2023

May 1, 2023
Food Research & Action Center
During the 2022–2023 school year, there was a significant increase in the number of schools and districts participating in community eligibility, according to FRAC’s latest report, Community Eligibility: The Key to Hunger-Free Schools, School Year 2022–2023. This report analyzes community eligibi

Examining the Mental Health of Early Childhood Professionals and Children Early in the Pandemic

May 17, 2023
Cinthia Palomino, PhD, Ayse Cobanoglu, PhD, Jennifer Oppenheim, PsyD, Evandra Catherinr, PhD, Shantel Meek, PhD, Walter Gilliam, PhD, Eric Bucher, EdD for Children's Equity Project
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for children and families globally.

Data on Families With Low Incomes Across America Can Inform Two-Generation Approaches

Mar 1, 2023
Elizabeth Wildsmith and Marta Alvira-Hammond for Child Trends in partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute
We are delighted to share a new research report in partnership with Child Trends: Data on Families with Low Incomes Across America Can Inform Two-Generation Approaches.

Toward Equity in Durham PreK: Addressing the Accessibility of Wraparound Care as a Barrier to Universal PreK in Durham,

Mar 1, 2023
Child Care Services Association (CCSA)
At this time of year, pull up to a busy intersection or pass by some popular public gathering place in and around Durham, and there’s a good chance you might find a sign advertising “PreK for All.” January kicks off Durham PreK’s annual recruitment campaign for the approaching school year, and if yo

Seen and Served: How Dedicated Federal Funding Supports the Identification of Students Experiencing Homelessness

Feb 7, 2023
SchoolHouse Connection and University of Michigan
In the 2020-21 school year, more than 25 million children and youth – roughly half of all elementary and secondary students in the United States – attended schools in school districts that lacked dedicated funding to identify and support students experiencing homelessness.

Infants and Toddlers Experiencing Homelessness: Prevalence and Access to Early Learning in Twenty States

Nov 17, 2022
School House Connection
Homelessness is a traumatic experience with long-term consequences, particularly for infants and toddlers in their most critical stages of development. Yet homelessness among young children is hidden.