Migrant Child Care
Due to the dynamic and seasonal nature of agriculture, peak times of planting, harvesting, and processing occur at different times of the year and in different places for each crop, livestock, or food product. These peaks in production demand an increase in staffing and labor that the local community is often unable to support. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers meet this demand by moving to the areas in peak production, many of which have families and school aged children.
The Migrant Child Care program focuses on meeting the needs of Migrant children, from ages 6 to 12 (and up to age 19 for those with special needs), across the state of Wisconsin. Services are provided for 9 to 12 hours a day, including weekends when peak harvest season hits. Services typically begin in late March and run until mid-December, but please contact us with any Migrant child care needs at any time.
This program is responsive and appropriate to each child’s development, culture, linguistic heritage, and experience. Specifically, this program works to address the interrupted schooling and other educational barriers that migrant children may face, so that they can continue to progress on their educational journey and find success in life and their future careers.
The Migrant Child Care program is integrated with the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program to provide a continuity of service across a child’s development as well as family needs.
For more information about these services:
The UMOS Migrant Child Care Program is funded by:
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families