Migrant and Seasonal Head Start
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Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Goal
What we offer:
"The overall goal of the Head Start Program is to increase to a greater degree the social competence of young children in low-income families."
To provide a nurturing environment for migrant and seasonal families
which empowers families to develop their strengths and talents to provide a brighter future for their children.
To provide a safe, loving, stimulating, fun environment. An environment with a firm foundation conducive to learning that will encourage a positive outlook, increase self esteem and develop confidence, trust and independence.
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) is a federally funded comprehensive child development program based on four cornerstones:
- Child Development
- Family Development
- Community Building
- Staff Development
MSHS serves children ages 6 weeks through 5 years and their families who meet the migrant and income guidelines at the Alliance and Scottsbluff sites.
Children are served five days a week, 10 hours each day, Alliance Site will start in April to October. Scottsbluff Site will be from June to August.
Migrant and Seasonal families wishing to enroll their children must meet the following requirements:
- Families must move from one geographic location to another within the last 24 months to do agricultural labor (Migrants)
- At least 51% of the family income must come from agricultural work
- Parents must be working in agriculture or actively seeking work in agriculture during the months of service
- Must meet the poverty level income guidelines (children who come from families with slightly higher income may be able to participate when space is available) once all income eligible children have been enrolled
- Children must be between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old. If they turn 6 before May 26th of the service year, they do not qualify
- Children with special needs are given preference when meeting the above criteria.
Migrant Seasonal Head Start
This program runs on the summer months only. MSHS serves children ages 6 weeks through 5 years and their families who meet the migrant and income guidelines at the Alliance and Scottsbluff sites.
Infant/Toddler Quality Initiative
Gain Support in the Quality of Child Care You Provide
Three options are available. Each provider can choose the option which best suits their needs depending on availability of option criteria.
Providers may access a child care substitute when one is available.
Monthly newsletters with
nutrition as well as other
Information pertaining to
quality infant/toddler care.
Some funding is available for area conferences, licensing
regulations trainings such as Early Learning Guidelines, Management Training and
Getting Down to Business, to attain an Infant/Toddler CDA, and CPR and First Aid.
For more information contact Shelly at 308-635-3231
Head Start Philosophy
"To offer family members with opportunities and support for growth and change, believing that people can identify their own strengths and interests and are capable of finding solutions."
"To foster the roles of parents as the primary educators and nurtures, of and advocates for, their children. To work in close partnerships with parents to assist them in developing and utilizing individual and family strengths in order to successfully meet personal and family objectives. To encourage parents to become involved in all aspects of the program, from participation in children's activities to direct involvement in policy and program decisions."
We focus on the whole child. In addition to education we focus on all of the developmental, social, nutritional and health needs of the child and family. Roll over the following to find out more.
Parent involvement is the hallmark for Head Start. Parent participation in the design of activities and experiences assists in expanding parental strengths and interests. Parents who are more involved have an opportunity to understand more about how their children grow and develop.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the transition of all children and their families as they move from one education setting to another.
Because children must be healthy and well-nourished in order to learn, Head Start pays particular attention to health. Head Start ensures that all enrolled children have timely immunizations and screenings for cognitive development, basic health, speech and language, hearing, vision, and dental health.
Some center offer transportation to and from the center classroom. Every child is protected by a 5-point safety belt. Drivers are certified CDL drivers and all riders trained in safe transportation procedures.
10% of our enrollment is dedicated to children with special needs. Screenings allow for early intervention. Families are given all the resources they need to address these issues.
Head Start programs promote mental health and wellness by supporting the social and emotional development of every child. Teachers help children to grow emotionally and socially through the Second Step Curriculum. Disorder prevention, education, treatment, and follow-up are also a vital element of this area.
Curriculum plays a vital role in achieving Head Start’s goal of enhancing the social competence and school readiness of children. CAPWN’s Child Development Programs have implemented the High/Scope Curriculum which recognizes active learning that honors a child’s individual growth, development and learning style, as well as individual family culture.
Head Start is responsible for teaching children how to lead healthy lives. A significant outcome of that task is dependent upon safe and appropriate food choices balanced with opportunities for physical activity. Activities are planned throughout the routine to achieve this.
For more Information from the National Head Start visit:
How to Enroll:
The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start will start in April to October for the Alliance Site. Scottsbluff Site will be from June to August.
Applications are filled out in person at our main office at 3350 10th Street Gering, NE 69341 (no appointment needed)
912 Box Butte St.
Please bring the following documentation:
-- Birth Certificate or a legal document that has the child's date of birth.
-- Proof of income (1040, W-2, pay-stubs, TANF/AFDC, we need a year worth of income documentation)
-- Proof that 51% of household income comes from agriculture labor.
For additional questions please call: 308-635-3089 and ask for Migrant Head Start.
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Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska
3350 10th St
Gering, NE 69341
Main Admin. Phone: + 308.635.3089
Health Center: 308.632.2540
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Fax: + 308.635.0264