When Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Programs Close, Who Cares for Farmworkers’ Children?

New America | Elise Franchino

“It’s not realistic for them to come to us every day, even if it is in the evenings, and pick up food for their children. The need is just greater than that.”

Nearly all Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs have been closed during the outbreak, taking critical resources like early education and health services away from agricultural workers. This story from New America looks at how these closures have impacted daily life for agricultural families.

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