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: December 2010
Note: View definitions of data variables related to Migrant and Seasonal Head Start:
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: FY2010 (school year 2009-2010)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.
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: FY2010 (school year 2009-2010)
Note: The MSHS grantee for Illinois for FY2010 is:
- Illinois Department of Human Services
Migrant Head Start
Central Office: Springfield
Phone: (217) 524-6318
The delegate agencies are:
- Migrant Education
8125 Old Hwy 51 N, Cobden, IL 62920
- Tri-County Opportunities Council
808 Jefferson St., Mendota, IL 61342
- Del Valle
6550 Ridge Rd., Oswego, IL 60543
- Puentes de Esperanza MSHS
463 N. 88th St., East St. Louis, IL 62203
- Hoopeston Migrant Head Start
530 E First N St., Wellington, IL 60973
- MultiCultural Community Center
104 Nightingale Ct., Rantoul, IL 61866
202 N. Schuyler #107, Kankakee, IL 60901
- Leaps and Bounds Day Care Center
909 Town, Princeville, IL 61559
Web Resources: Head Start
- Office of Head Start
- How can I get my child into Head Start?
- Head Start: Legislation, Policies & Regulations
- Head Start Timeline
- Head Start Act of 2007
- Early Head Start National Resource Center (EHSNRC)
- Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
- Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)