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  • Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children’s Social and Emotional Skills: Select Findings from the MSHS Study 2017

    Published: March 9, 2020
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. MSHS programs are designed to meet the unique needs of migrant and seasonally working families.  MSHS programs usually provide bilingual services and sometimes operate in non-standard hours or in varying locations throughout the agricultural season...
  • Characteristics of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Families: Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017

    Published: February 28, 2020
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. MSHS programs are designed to meet the unique needs of migrant and seasonally working families. MSHS programs usually provide bilingual services and sometimes operate in non-standard hours or in varying locations throughout the agricultural season...
  • Select Findings from the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017: Cultural Items and Language Use Checklist

    Published: February 18, 2020
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. Migrant or seasonal farmworker families are those engaged in year-round or seasonal agricultural labor who may have changed their residence in the preceding two-year period. MSHS programs offer voluntary services to children from birth until they reach the age of mandatory school attendance...
  • User Guide to the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study 2017 Data Tables Report

    Published: February 12, 2020
    The MSHS study collected data between February 2017 and February 2018 from a planned representative sample of MSHS programs, centers, teachers, children and families. Data collection included: Surveys from program directors, center directors, teachers and assistant teachers Interviews with parents Direct assessment and parent and teacher ratings of children’s skills Direct classroom observation The study included a focus on bilingual language in context...
  • Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Study 2017: Key Indicator Slides

    Published: December 13, 2019
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children zero to five years of age and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. MSHS programs are designed to meet the unique needs of migrant and seasonally working families. The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) Study provides a national picture of MSHS programs, centers, families, and children across the United States in 2017...
  • Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Parents' Well-Being

    Published: December 11, 2019
    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide child development, family support, and family engagement services to young children and their migrant and seasonal farmworker families. MSHS programs are designed to meet the unique needs of migrant and seasonally working families. MSHS programs usually provide bilingual services and sometimes operate in non-standard hours or in varying locations throughout the agricultural season...
  • Brief from the MSHS Study 2017: Overview of the Study

    Published: June 24, 2019
    The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) study is a nationally representative study of the MSHS programs. These programs served children age zero to five years whose families work primarily in agriculture. The study gathered...
  • Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017: Data Tables

    Published: June 24, 2019
    Within the Office of Head Start, the Regional Office for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) is responsible for Head Start programs that specifically serve the children and families of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. MSHS programs have not participated in previous national Head Start studies for a number of reasons including: (1) the availability...