Migrant Education ResourcesFederal and State programs that offer services to migrant students.
High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
HEP is designed to assist seasonal agricultural workers and their families in obtaining the equivalence of a high school diploma through the General Educational Development (GED) Test. In addition, HEP helps students by providing instruction in Spanish and English, preparing them to move on to higher levels of education or training and into more stable and better-paid employment. Individuals 17 years or older, including parents and other adults, who have worked in agricultural jobs for at least 75 days in the previous two years are eligible to apply. Please see the U.S. Department of Education HEP Web site and The National HEP Camp Association Web site for further information.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
CAMP helps students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds succeed in college. It offers a pre-college transition and first year support system to assist students in developing the skills needed to stay in school and successfully graduate from college. Please visit the U.S. Department of Education HEP Web site and The National HEP Camp Association Web site for further information.
ALL IN For Health
ALL IN For Health brings new tools and information about health coverage and care opportunities directly into communities. Through high-impact partnerships with local organizations, we reach families and children where they live, learn, and play. Schools, health centers, faith-based organizations, libraries, and other community centers can play a critical role in reaching children and families to help them make sure they have what they need to lead healthy lives. For more information, please visit the All In For Health Web page .
The Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) Study is the longest running longitudinal birth cohort study of pesticides and other environmental exposures among children in a farmworker community. CHAMACOS means “little children” in Mexican Spanish, which reflects the population we serve.
CHAMACOS is a unique study containing 17 years of data on children's development and environmental exposures in a Latino farmworker community. CHAMACOS research has added to our knowledge of the impacts of pesticides on children’s brain development and respiratory health, methods to reduce pesticide exposures, and the interaction of stress and early life adversity on health in chemically exposed populations. Additionally, CHAMACOS has provided information on the effects of numerous other chemicals, such as those found in furniture, plastics, and cosmetics, on multiple aspects of health, including fertility, birth outcomes, timing of puberty, obesity and metabolic syndrome, and epigenetic changes. CHAMACOS is a community based participatory research project that focuses on community engagement and bidirectional learning in all aspects of the research. For more information, visit the UC Berkeley CHAMACOS Study Web page .
Office of Migrant Education
The Office of Migrant Education provides various resources through their Web page. Migrant Education Program (MEP) staff can review curriculum (e.g., Identification and Recruitment and Program Toolkits), general information about the legislative and policy related to the MEP and many resources on their Resource Library page.
California Preschool Instructional Network
The California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) is brought to you by the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division in collaboration with the Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association. CPIN provides high quality professional development for preschool administrators and teachers highlighting current research-based information, resources, and effective instructional practices which are focused on preparing children to flourish in early childhood and succeed in elementary school and beyond. CPIN is organized into 11 regions of the state that will disseminate information, training and resources to their particular region. To find contacts in your area, please visit the CPIN Regional Leads Web page . For other information, please visit CPIN's Web site .
Cultivating Oral Language and Literacy Talent in Students (COLLTS)
Cultivating Oral Language Literacy Talent in Students (COLLTS) is an early childhood program comprised of units that promote the development of pre-reading skills, oral language proficiency, and background and conceptual knowledge through the use of interactive reading with high-quality children’s literature. The program uses six children’s books in English, and three companion books in Spanish chosen on the basis of their quality, text type (three narrative and three informational texts in English and one informational and two narrative texts in Spanish), rich language, appeal to young children, and the extent to which their content aligns with state content standards.
The COLLTS program is comprised of nine read- aloud units, each of which has five lessons. The lessons are systematically organized into pre-reading, interactive reading and post-reading activities. If you are interested in learning more about COLLTS, please visit the American Institutes for Research COLLTS Web page .
California Preschools SHINE
Preschools SHINE is a statewide recognition program that showcases the outstanding work that many California child care and development programs do every day to promote the health and well-being of young children. Preschools SHINE sites feature optimal policies and health, nutrition, and physical activity practices that support children’s health and readiness to learn. The program consists of 10 elements that foster healthy habits during the early years of growth and development. Detailed information on the Preschools SHINE program is available on the Healthy & Active Preschoolers Web site and on the California Department of Education California Preschools SHINE Web page.
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U.S. Department of Education
The migrant education program and other No Child Left Behind-related services are administered by the Office of Migrant Education, U.S. Department of Education. Information may be obtained at the following address:
of Migrant Education
Elementary and Secondary Education
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-6135