Celebrate World Refugee Day June 20, 2014
Celebrate World Refugee Day [PDF, 929KB] on Friday, June 20, 2014! Join the Office of Head Start National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR) to support and honor refugee families in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
What Is It?
In 2001, the United Nations declared June 20 World Refugee Day. It honors the courage and determination of families forced to flee their homes due to threat of persecution. The day is a chance to acknowledge the impact of war on families and bring awareness to the refugee experience. Celebrate the vast contributions refugee families have made in your Head Start program and their communities.
World Refugee Day Flyer [PDF, 929KB]
- Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development Handbook
(English [PDF, 4.3MB], Arabic [PDF, 4.3MB], and Spanish [PDF, 4.2MB])
- Talking Points: Head Start and Refugee Provider Communication Guide [PDF, 189KB]
- Talking Points User Guide [PDF, 388KB]
- Cultural Backgrounders
(Bhutanese [PDF, 337KB], Burma [PDF, 412KB], Iraq [PDF, 249KB], and Somalia [PDF, 284KB])
- U.S. Refugee Resettlement Maps and State Contacts
Select the link to explore all the resources on the Refugee Families page.
Last Reviewed: February 2013
Last Updated: July 17, 2014