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Beyond early childhood education: Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs help parents learn, too

September 12, 2022

The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) program offers not just an educational home to the children of migrant farmworkers but also a wide range of support services to their parents.

“There’s no better time than early childhood to take this holistic approach to education and to invest in families, to understand their cultures and meet them where they are,” says Bethe Almeras, director of early care and education for FHI 360’s U.S. programs.

Explore this photo story to learn how MSHS, which is supported by FHI 360, is making a difference in the lives of migrant farmworkers like Amada Jimenez, a mother of three who volunteers as the president of the Parent Policy Council for Central California Migrant Head Start — in addition to her demanding job picking berries.