How Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Agencies are Supporting Young Children Experiencing Homelessness

This webinar will highlight the ways in which Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Agencies and early childhood and housing providers are working together to increase participation of young children experiencing homelessness in early childhood programs. National and state leaders and local CCR&R staff will share information on trends and resources being used to build capacity, engage families, enroll children and support providers. Emphasis will be on partnering across provider systems to better understand community needs and implement comprehensive strategies to ensure success.


  • Grace Whitney, PhD, MPA, IMH-IV, Director, Early Childhood Initiatives, SchoolHouse Connection, Washington, DC
  • Sara Shaw, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Early Childhood, Child Trends, Bethesda, MD
  • Kim Engelman, PhD, Chief Family & Community Engagement Officer, Child Care Aware of America, Arlington, VA
  • Marsha Basloe, President, Child Care Services Association, Chapel Hill/Durham, NC
  • Tracy Duarte, Director, PA Head Start State Collaboration Office
  • Michele B. Robson, Intake/Resource & Referral Manager, Child Care Information Services Northeast, Philadelphia, PA
  • Alice Ross, TANF Manager, CCIS South and West Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, October 17, 2018; 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. EDT (please adjust for your time zone)

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