The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study Design Project is a project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), which sponsors Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS). The project is aimed at learning about farm worker families and how Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs are helping them meet their needs. A very important part of the study is to find out from parents about their children.
It is important to tell you that in this study we are only looking at how to study Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs, and we can learn this by asking you some questions. But at any time if you feel that the questions we ask you do not make sense, or, that we are missing something important, please tell us. At the end of the interview, we will ask what you thought about the interview so that we can learn how to ask questions in a future study.
We assure you that all the information we collect from you and about your child will be strictly confidential. Whether or not you take part in the study will not affect the way you or your child is treated by your Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program. None of the information ever will be connected with you or your child’s name. We will only divulge the information that you give us permission to and those that are required by law, such as if we learn that a child has been abused or is endangered we are obligated to report this to the appropriate authorities, which might result in official action in accordance with State Law. This interview will take about 60 minutes of your time.