Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 49–55 | Cite as

The Voices of Single Parent Mothers Who are Homeless: Implications for Early Childhood Professionals

  • Kevin J. SwickEmail author
  • Reginald Williams


Single parent mothers who are homeless have distinct ideas about how to resolve their situations. This study explored the voices of single parent mothers who are homeless and attempted to articulate their major concerns and ideas as well as offering ideas to early childhood professionals related to these insights. The voices of these mothers are highlighted in this study and related to the findings of the research literature on homeless mothers. Finally, the implications for early childhood professionals are explicated and briefly discussed.


Single parents Homeless mothers Homeless families 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Early Childhood Education, College of EducationUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.College of EducationSouth Carolina State UniversityOrangeburgUSA

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