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ERIC Number: ED547125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Participants, Programs, Families and Staff in 2013
Schmit, Stephanie
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) was created to respond to the needs of migrant farm worker families. MSHS provides child care services to migrants to ensure that young children are not with their parents in the fields, where they can be exposed to pesticides, hazardous equipment, extreme heat, and other health dangers. MSHS has served migrant children and families since 1969 and seasonal children and families since 1999. Just like Head Start and Early Head Start, MSHS provides services focused on the "whole child," including early education addressing cognitive, developmental, and socio-emotional needs; medical and dental screenings and referrals; nutritional services; parental involvement activities; referrals to social service providers for the entire family; and mental health services. MSHS programs serve children from birth to five years old. All Head Start programs are required to complete the Program Information Report (PIR) on an annual basis. This fact sheet uses information reported through the PIR to describe the children and families served in Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and the services provided to them during the 2012-2013 program year. In 2013, the MSHS program served 31,907 children ages 5 and younger and 175 pregnant women through 56 grantees/delegates nationwide.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)