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Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, Director, Office of Head Start summarizes the key points of this lesson on determining eligibility based on homelessness. [00:01:14] | Read the transcript

Key Points About Determining Eligibility Based on Homelessness

In this lesson, you built upon your knowledge and you had the opportunity to practice making eligibility determinations with families who present with different living circumstances.

  • Through interactive experiences, you determined eligibility for homeless children and families on a case-by-case basis.
  • You had opportunities to use the McKinney-Vento definition as the basis for understanding what you need to know about a family’s situation in order to make an eligibility determination.
  • You explored different ways to be sensitive to families’ privacy and feelings about their situation by using good conversational and questioning techniques and by treating families with respect and consideration.

Remember that serving homeless children is crucial to our mission of serving the neediest children in our country. Together let’s continue to make Head Start and Early Head Start a reality for as many homeless families as we can.

Congratulations on completing this lesson! You may download a Certificate of Completion to commemorate this accomplishment.

Last Updated: January 6, 2017