CCDF Homelessness State Self-Assessment

Supporting Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness:  Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) State Self-Assessment

This self-assessment tool identifies key policies and practices that may improve inclusivity of homeless children in early care and education settings. State advocates or administrators can use the tool to identify policies and practices that are already in place, as well as those they could consider implementing or enhancing. Most states will not be able to implement every best practice and model policy included in this tool; however, using the self-assessment can provide states and advocates with a better understanding of what those best practices and model policies are so they can better identify those that are most feasible to implement. Although the tool was primarily created to support states in leveraging the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan to improve access to child care for homeless families, the policies and practices laid out could be applied to virtually any early care and education program