November 26, 2014

In this Issue:

  1. America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness
      Source: National Center on Family Homelessness - November 26, 2014
  2. New Report on How Smart Investments Build Strong Systems for Young Children
      Source: ZERO TO THREE Policy Center - November 24, 2014

1. America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness

Source: National Center on Family Homelessness - November 26, 2014

The National Center on Family Homelessness has released America's Youngest Outcasts: A Report Card on Child Homelessness (November 2014). The report finds that 2,483,539 children experienced homelessness in the U.S. in 2013. This historic high represents one in every 30 children. From 2012 to 2013, there was an 8% increase nationally in children experiencing homelessness. Children are homeless in every city, county, and state. The report provides trends by state and includes policy recommendations for addressing the issue.

2. New Report on How Smart Investments Build Strong Systems for Young Children

Source: ZERO TO THREE Policy Center - November 24, 2014

In 2010 Congress established the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) to support states and tribal entities in providing voluntary, evidence-based, home visiting services to at-risk families. A new report from the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center, The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Smart Investments Build Strong Systems for Young Children (2014), looks at how the MIECHV program is contributing to state efforts to build high-quality, comprehensive statewide early childhood systems.