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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 2017

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

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, Program Year 2016, 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 Enterprise System (HSES), Performance Indicator Report (PIR)

Date of data: Program year 2016 (school year 2015-2016)

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, Program Year 2016, 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 Enterprise System (HSES), Performance Indicator Report (PIR)

Date of data: Program year 2016 (school year 2015-2016)

Note: The MSHS grantee for Illinois is:

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

The delegate agencies are:

  • Migrant Education, Inc.
    8125 Old Hwy 51 N, Cobden, IL 62920
  • Del Valle Migrant Head Start, Inc.
    6550 Ridge Rd., Oswego, IL 60543
  • MultiCultural Community Center
    1126 Country Club Lane, Rantoul, IL 61866
  • Rainbow Learning Enrichment
    202 N. Schuyler Ave., Suite 107, Kankakee, IL 60901
  • Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House
    1200 N. 13th Street, East St. Louis, IL 62205
  • Princeville Community Unit School District
    909 N. Town Ave., Princeville, IL 61559