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ERIC Number: EJ1036212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Exploring the Lived Experiences of Homeless Families with Young Children
Hinton, Stephanie; Cassel, Darlinda
Early Childhood Education Journal, v41 n6 p457-463 Nov 2013
This study researched the experiences of homeless families with young children between the ages of four and eight. Many families experience homelessness every year; therefore, it is important for early childhood educators to have an understanding of how homelessness affects families with young children so that educators can effectively serve the needs of homeless families as they seek to find more permanent situations for themselves and their young children. Many early childhood educators may not understand how homelessness affects young learners. This research sought: (1) to understand reasons families with young children become homeless; (2) to become aware of beneficial resources available to families and their perceptions of the resources; (3) and to examine the developmental effects that homeless living situations can have on young children. The outcomes of this study will be used to inform early childhood educators about practices as they seek to serve young children ages four to eight living homeless. Research suggested common themes as to why and how parents and young children are affected by homelessness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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