Homeless Children

"Early childhood experiences with homelessness have long-lasting impacts on a child’s well-being, but access to educational services can help mitigate some of these negative effects. However, federally-funded early childhood education (ECE) programs only serve a small portion of children who experience homelessness. Taking action to mitigate the impacts of early childhood homelessness is critical to ensuring all young children have the opportunity to thrive." (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Data source: New Hampshire data from Early Childhood Homeless in the United States: 50 State Profile, released June, 2017 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children Youth and Families.

Data note: Estimated enrollment of children under age 6 in federally-funded early childhood programs for which data were available in 2014-2015 including Head Start/Early Head Start and Local Education Agencies receiving McKinney-Vento subgrants. Data were not available for the Child Care and Development Fund (subsidized child care) and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (evidence-based home visiting).