"Within the crucible of a community undertaking the deep work of organizing, there are no leaders distinct from followers. The most humble lead the highest, and we are all transformed as a result."
- Cesar Chavez
Migratory youth are children who change schools during the year, often crossing school district and state lines, to follow work in agriculture, fishing, dairies, or the logging industry.
Summary of purpose for migrant education and eligibility requirements for participation.
Migrant Education Portal
The California Migrant Education Portal supports educators and parents of migrant students and English learners with more than 200 video examples of research-based, effective instructional practices and literacy strategies. This free online resource provides videos of strategies in K-12 classrooms, includes English and Spanish videos for parents and educators, algebra readiness modules, and Migrant Education best program practices. Additionally , the Portal provides communication and collaboration tools to support local and regional program and service delivery efforts.
Comprehensive Needs Assessment Report
This report examines the most pressing academic needs of migrant students. The study is organized according to several critical areas of concern including pre-school, reading, mathematics, high school graduation, and out-of-school youth. The academic performance of migrant students is analyzed in relationship to programs and services provided by the Migrant Education Program.
Funding information and a list of currently funded agencies.
Legislative Analyst's Office Report
Report of California's Migrant Education Program, prepared by the California Legislative Analyst's Office.
Migrant Education Program Application
Migrant Education Program (MEP) regions may apply for funding using the Regional Application document. Regions are considered to be the sub-grantee from the California Department of Education (CDE) / MEP which receives direct funding from the United States Department of Education / Office of Migrant Education.
The District Service Agreement is the application by which districts apply for sub-grant funding through the local MEP region with final granting of funds authorized by CDE / MEP.
Migrant Education Family Biliteracy Program
A statewide school-based family biliteracy education program that families may replicate at home to provide high quality instruction for children ages 3-5.
Migrant Education School Readiness Program
A statewide home-based and school-based family education program that assists migratory parents to increase their literacy and parenting skills so they can prepare their children, birth to seven years of age, to become successful learners.
MEP Resource and Update Mailing List
As a member of our MEP mailing list, you will be receive e-mail notification about upcoming events.
Programs and Services
Statewide programs and services coordinated by California's MEP.
Directory of regional offices where migrant services are provided both by regional and district staff.
Programs that offer services to migrant students.
State Parent Advisory Council
This council participates in the planning, operation, and evaluation of the state MEP.
State Service Delivery Plan for Migrant Education
This plan provides essential guidance for Migrant Education regional and district programs in helping our migrant students reach the academic standards the CDE has set for all students. The plan corresponds to the Comprehensive Needs Assessment Report and serves as the guidance document for program planning and development, monitoring, and evaluation.
Summer and Intersession Program Frequently Asked Questions
Summer and Intersession program funding is intended to support the unique educational needs of migrant children and the additional costs associated with operating these programs. These frequently asked questions were developed to provide Regional Offices and districts guidance on federal and state requirements relative to summer and intersession programs, but more specifically to address questions involving when summer services can be counted for funding purposes.