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Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) is a program designed to provide comprehensive Head Start services including child development and social services to low-income families working in agriculture, or families who migrate while working in agriculture. MSHS programs are funded directly through the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC.

Source of definition: Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Quality Improvement Center

Date of definition: June 2009

Note: View definitions of data variables related to Migrant and Seasonal Head Start:

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start FY2009, Funded Enrollment

The total number of children that a Migrant and Seasonal Head Start center is funded to enroll at any one time.

Source of data: Head Start Collaboration Office

Date of data: FY2009 (school year 2008-2009)

Geographic region: These data are available by county.

Note: Migrant and Seasonal Head Start grantees are present in only a few counties in Illinois. Children served at sites or centers under these grantees may also come from nearby counties. Thus the numbers by county are not an absolute reflection of the numbers of children served in each county.

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start FY2009, Grantee & Delegate Agencies

Agencies or organizations that have received grants, or that work with grantees, to provide Migrant and Seasonal Head Start services in their area.

Source of data: Head Start Collaboration Office

Date of data: FY2009 (school year 2008-2009)

Note: The MSHS grantee for Illinois for FY2009 is:

  • Illinois Department of Human Services
    Migrant Head Start
    Central Office: Springfield
    Phone: (217) 524-6318

The delegate agencies are:

  • Del Valle Migrant Head Start
    6550 Plainfield Road South, Oswego
  • Grace Kare Day Care
    P.O. Box 1844, Centralia
  • Hoopeston Migrant Head Start
    530 E. First North Street, Wellington
  • Leaps and Bounds Day Care Center
    989 N. Town Avenue, Princeville
  • Learning Zone Day Care
    101 W. Park, Mattoon
  • Multicultural Community Center
    104 Nightingale Ct., Rantoul
    and
    2909 Watterson Ct., Champaign
  • Migrant Education, Inc.
    P.O. Box 600, 8125 Old Hwy. 51 N., Cobden
  • Puentes de Esperanza MSHS
    463 N. 88th St., East St. Louis
  • Tri-County MHS
    808 Jefferson St., Mendota
  • River Valley MHS
    200 N. Schuyler Suite 107, Kankakee