McKinney-Vento Program

The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Program is to ensure that all children and youth have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education, including preschool education as non-homeless children and youth.

State and local educational agencies are required to develop, review and revise policies to remove barriers so that homeless children and youth may enroll, attend, and have success in school. Local educational agencies must also provide homeless children and youth with the opportunity to meet the same challenging state content and state student performance standards to which all students are held.

Enrollment of Homeless Children


A Parent's Guide to the Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing
Phone: (614) 280-1984

National Association for the Education of
Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
Phone: (763) 545-0064

Ohio Parent Information and Resource
Center (Ohio PIRC)
Phone: (866) 253-1829 (Toll-free)

National Law Center on
Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)
Phone: (202) 638-2535