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CPP Eligibility Factor - Frequent Relocation of the Child's Family

Clarification of Eligibility
Factor
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
  • Agency referral
  • Parent report/interview

Research References:

Center on Rural Education and Communities. (2008). Poverty, housing insecurity and student transiency in rural areas. Retrieved June 2, 2011, from http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/crec/research/poverty

Holloway, H. ( January 2003). Equity and opportunity: Addressing the needs of homeless students. Educational Leadership, 60(4), 89-90.

Hartman, C. & Leff, A. (May 2002). High classroom turnover: How children get left behind. Poverty & Race. Retrieved July 31, 2009, from http://www.prrac.org/full_text.php?text_id=748&item_id=7789&newsletter_id=62&header=Search%20Results

Eiseman, M., Cove, E., and Popkin, S. (February 2005). Resilient children in distressed neighborhoods: Evidence from the HOPE VI panel study. Brief No. 7. Retrieved June 2, 2011, from http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/311186_Roof_7.pdf

Rumberger, R. W. (2002). Student mobility and academic achievement. Eric Digest: EDO-PS-02-1, Retrieved June 2, 2011, from http://ceep.crc.illinois.edu/eecearchive/digests/2002/rumberger02.pdf

Additional Resources for Families and Staff:

Education Week Issues: Student Mobility
http://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/student-mobility/

Military Child Initiative - School Connectedness Improving Student's Lives
http://www.jhsph.edu/mci

The Young Military Child
http://main.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ter_key_military_journal_article

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
http://www.bmcc.org/Headstart/PDF/Effective%20Transition%20Practices-Facilitating%20Continuity.pdf

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