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Child Development Programs

UMOS Child Development Programs continue to move forward by adding to its regime of services and refining its management systems to ensure quality services are in its forefront of programming. Current UMOS Child Development Program services include:

  • Migrant Daycare Program
  • School Age Program
  • Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program

Collectively these programs provide valuable childcare services to children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5.11 years of age throughout Wisconsin and Missouri. 

The UMOS Child Development Program continues to aim to provide quality educational services which are both child-focused and family-centered. The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program philosophy and mission continues to promote our core belief that parents act as the primary educators of their children's lives. The program represents many ideas, thoughts, values and traditions bound by a commitment to serve families, and strives to provide comprehensive and high-quality services. Its philosophy is one of pragmatic optimism in which staff efforts, parental support and feedback, and community input and coordination can be blended to achieve an acknowledged model program.

UMOS continues to operate both a Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program through Center Based Program option and Family Home Provider care through a Migrant Day Care (MDC) Program in the State of Wisconsin. UMOS has made consorted efforts to offer the program model most advantageous and resourceful for the migrant families.

UMOS has been recognized by the Office of Head Start as a "Program of Excellence" by earning a Gold Certificate of Excellence during the last federal review. Over the past four federal program reviews, UMOS has earned the distinguished honor of being one of the few head start programs to have no areas of non-compliance.

Migrant Child Care Programs - Centers of Care

Migrant Head Start Programs - Get a Great Start

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    Holistic Approach

    UMOS is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1965 to advocate for and provide services to Hispanic migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Wisconsin.


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    Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS)

    MSHS is dually funded creating the program as not only a grantee but as a delegate. Our grantee is comprised of four centers in Wisconsin: Rice Lake, Montello, Plymouth and Palmyra and two centers in Missouri: Lexington and Mt. Vernon. Through our grantee, UMOS is funded to provide services for 255 children.


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    Committed to Public School

    UMOS is currently funded as a direct grantee program and a delegate agency of Teaching and Mentoring Communities. (TMC). Both programs offer and provide Migrant and Seasonal Head Start services to migrant children and their families.


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    Migrant Day Care Program

    UMOS continues to operate a state funded Migrant Day Care Program. Since its inception, the migrant day care program has been tailored to address the unique childcare needs of migrant and seasonal farm workers in the State of Wisconsin.


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    School Age Program (6-12)

    UMOS operates a school-age program under the Migrant Day Care (MDC) Program which provides services to children ages 6 to 12 years, thereby supplementing services provided by the Department of Instruction (DPI), and extending the much needed length of childcare services to families with older children.


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    Provider Management Services

    UMOS Childcare Management Services consist of provider, client and fiscal services. The Provider Service Management includes identification, recruitment, selection and monitoring of providers. Providers are selected based on licensing, experience and an initial visit conducted by the childcare specialist.