Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs provide early childhood education, social and support services to culturally and linguistically diverse migrant and seasonal farmworker families and their children. However, updated information about MSHS programs, families and children was urgently needed. To address this need, Abt designed a nationally-representative study—the first one in nearly 20 years—and collected data through surveys, interviews, assessments and observations. The response rates for all data collection activities were extremely high—averaging 90 percent across surveys interviews, assessments and observations. The MSHS Study 2017 Data Tables present descriptive findings about MSHS children, families and the programs that serve them.
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Study 2017: