ERIC Number: ED175624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Texas Migrant Council, Inc. Siempre Unidos.
Texas Migrant Council, Inc., Laredo.
In 1969 the Texas Migrant Council Mobile Head Start began a program of year-round day care/head start services that would follow migrant children from their South Texas winter home to certain northern states during the summer. Services included educational, medical and nutritional help. Prime grantee for the project was initially the Colorado Migrant Council with the United Migrants for Opportunity becoming the successor-in-interest in 1970. The 1969-70 portion of the project faced many problems involved in setting up a new program (locating the migrants in their northern destinations, securing facilities, establishing local credit), but 233 children were served during this primary phase. Later operations became much smoother. During the summer of 1970 seven centers in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming, Ohio and Wisconsin served 803 children; eleven South Texas centers enrolled 937 children during the winter of 1971. The educational component of the program involved five major areas: English, visual lessons, ideas and concepts, motor, and independent activity lessons. This document describes the operation of the project under both the Colorado Migrant Council and the United Migrants for Opportunity. A section on the Texas Migrant Council discusses its present and future operations, particularly the head start program. (DS)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Average Daily Attendance, Day Care, Enrollment, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Mobile Educational Services, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Migrant Council, Inc., Laredo.
Identifiers: Project Head Start; Texas; Texas Migrant Council