Erb-Downward on homeless children and early childhood education

October 27, 2022 Detroit Free Press

Jennifer Erb-Downward, Detroit Free Press: “The reach of these early learning programs for children experiencing homelessness is not what we need to see if we actually want to see children truly thriving in their lives and in their education. And it's an opportunity that we're missing. One of the challenges that we face is that there is no single program when we're talking about early childhood. This means that we're looking at numbers across multiple different programs, making it much harder to figure out how many children in these very early years are experiencing homelessness.”