Migrant Seasonal Head Start
What is Migrant & Seasonal Head Start?
It is an Early Childhood Education Program for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker children and their families dedicated to promoting the success of their children in school and later in life. We offer a comprehensive service program for children and families that includes: Early Childhood Education, Nutrition, and Health & Wellness.
Who Qualifies for the services?
- Children birth – five years of age, who have not attended kindergarten
- Family income meets Federal Low Income Guidelines
- The family’s primary income comes from agricultural work as defined by Head Start Performance Standard
- Enrollment priority may be extended to children of Migrant Families
- Priority consideration is available for families of children with disabilities
All persons living in the household who are:
- Supported by the income of the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the participating child
- Related to the parent(s) or guardian(s) by blood, marriage, or adoption
- Legal guardian, defined as a person “legally responsible for the child”
What is considered income?
Cash income includes earned income, military income, veteran’s benefits, social security benefits, unemployment compensation, and public assistance benefits
What are Agricultural Activities?
Activities related to the production and harvesting of tree and field crops or supports the crop production such as irrigation, crop protection, and operation of farm machinery
Production and harvesting of tree and field crops, including preparing the soil, planting, cultivation, picking, packing, canning and processing as well as production and harvesting of greenhouse and nursery products
What is the difference between Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker families?
- A Migrant Farmworker family is a family that has changed their residency in the past two years for the purpose of working in agricultural activities
- Seasonal Farmworker family is a family who has maintained residency, but that their primary income comes from work related to agriculture
What do I need to bring to have my child eligible for the program?
- Current and past rent and/or utility bills in the family name
- Any legal documentation showing the family’s residency for the past two years
- Your child’s current immunization records
- Proof of income for the past twelve months or past year, such as: – W-2 Forms – Pay Stubs– Verifiable written statements from employers – Current Public Assistance Verification – Unearned income forms, such as Child Support, SSI, Unemployment, Military Income, or Veteran’s Benefits
El Castillito350 G. St.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 524-5994 – Fax
Center Coordinator: Aide Erives
La Estrellita3491 West 81st North
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 524-1352 – Fax
Regional Service Coordinator: Maria Ojeda