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Region 9-Responsive Early Education for Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Oct. 5, 2021 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Early childhood homelessness has been a hidden reality for many young children for far too long. The experience of homelessness creates significant stress for young children at a critical time in their development. Responsive, housing-sensitive, and trauma-informed early childhood programs that offer stability, emotional support, and understanding can protect children from the negative impacts of homelessness and support them to build resilience.

Participants will:

  • Discover the purpose of the Responsive Early Education for Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness publication through reading and discussion
  • Explore the various definitions of homelessness
  • Discover the diversity of families experiencing homelessness and practice critical reflection
  • Identify specific teacher strategies in communication and classroom practice to support young children and families experiencing homelessness

Level: Intermediate
Audience: Teaching/Administration/Leadership Staff
Age Range: Birth to 5 years

This training has been developed to support learning through active engagement. To receive credit for attendance, please note it will be expected of you to participate in any of the following that may take place throughout the training: breakout rooms, chat box responses, polls, and verbal discussions. Though camera access is not required, we highly encourage you to utilize your camera, if possible. Please do not attempt to participate in a Zoom meeting while driving. We trust that you will take necessary breaks if needed but count on your participation to enrich the learning environment.

Workforce Registry Information: To receive professional development hours, participants will be required to have their CA ECE Workforce Registry number. This 9-digit number beginning with 100-xxx-xxx is required for registering for any of our SDQPI learning events. Participants can access the Workforce Registry website to obtain their ID number. This one-time step must be completed prior to your first professional development event. Please visit for details.

To register for this professional development workshop, click on the following OMS link:

Location Name: 
Virtual Workshop
Kelly Slocum