|Frequent relocation by the
child’s family to new residences (22-28-106
(1) (a.5) (VII) C.R.S.).
|Significance of Factor in regards to School Readiness||Children whose families move
frequently face both academic and social disruption. High
mobility is associated with lower test scores, grade
retention, and referral to special education.
Beyond negative academic consequences, frequent relocation can affect a child’s nutrition and health, and has been linked to behavioral problems.
In many cases, highly mobile students have personal or family problems that contribute to their mobility. It should be noted that a strong likelihood of the presence of other risk factors in the child and family’s life exists, and that cumulatively these factors can impact a child’s school success.
|How It May Be Documented||
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Holloway, H. ( January 2003). Equity and opportunity: Addressing the needs of homeless students. Educational Leadership, 60(4), 89-90.
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Additional Resources for Families and Staff:
Education Week Issues: Student Mobility
Military Child Initiative - School
Connectedness Improving Student's Lives
The Young Military Child
Colorado Department of Human Services Colorado Refugee Services Program (CRSP), http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-SelfSuff/CBON/1251581475349
CDE Migrant Literacy and Education Research Resources, http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeadult/clri/migorgpages.html
ELLs in Early Childhood Education: Recruiting Immigrant Families, http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/25820
Routines and Rituals, Tips for Early Childhood Educators, http://connectability.ca/2011/03/21/routines-and-rituals-tips-for-early-childhood-educator/
Effective Transition Practices: Facilitating
Continuity Training Guide