The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office (MSHSCO) promotes high quality, direct service delivery through collaboration, coordination, and alignment of high-quality services for all MSHS grantees and delegate agencies. The MSHSCO serves a vital role in facilitating opportunities for and fostering new partnerships to build a sustainable, comprehensive early learning system for MSHS children, families, and communities.
MSHS children and their families are represented in key policies in all 38 states where MSHS programs are located, including at national, state, and local levels. Policy areas include: school transitions; child care and early learning systems; professional development; and Regional Office priorities. Regional priorities include, but are not limited to: family and community partnerships; health, mental health, and oral health; and disabilities.
The mission of the MSHSCO is to collaborate, educate, coordinate, and align Head Start services at the local, state, and national levels. This ensures access to high quality, culturally appropriate early childhood education opportunities for the children and families of migrant and seasonal farm workers.
- Work passionately together on enhancing opportunities and resources for all children in poverty, especially those of migrant and seasonal farm workers.
- Demonstrate a strong commitment to the values and beliefs that all children deserve access to high quality, early childhood learning environments and comprehensive support services that honor both child and family alike.
- Identify and leverage valuable resources rooted in the knowledge that improving the lives of children ultimately improves the future outlook and social fabric of the nation.
- Improving Oral Health for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Their Families
- National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office Locator
- Memorandum of Understanding Between the Administration for Children and Families, the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program, the Office of Head Start, and the Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care
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National Centers: Office of Head Start
Last Updated: August 24, 2022