The Education of Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program is authorized under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) and is designed to address the needs of homeless children and youth and to ensure their educational rights and protections. The McKinney-Vento Act defines “homeless” as it applies to children and youth.
There are many resources available that provide guidance on the McKinney-Vento Act.
The McKinney-Vento Act Federal Law (Part B) - Learn about the basic federal laws that pertain to homeless youth. You can read the McKinney Vento Act in its entirety and use for citation.
Non-Regulatory Guidance- The Non-Regulatory Guidance is the most frequented document. This document provides answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Head Start Policy and Regulations - Head Start policies are available to ensure that our vulnerable young homeless children have access to early childhood education.