GET A GREAT START — MIGRANT HEAD START
UMOS is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the office of Head Start as a Grantee Agency and as a Delegate agency of Texas Mentoring Communities, Inc. (TMC). Both Grantee and Delegate programs provide Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) services to migrant children and their families. As a Grantee program, UMOS operates in Wisconsin and Missouri, and as a Delegate Program, UMOS operates in central Wisconsin.
The UMOS Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program is designed to meet the needs of migrant and seasonal farmworker families by providing comprehensive and holistic services with a focus on “school readiness” through Early Learning Standards. The programs within the division are individualized for each child’s needs, are age-appropriate and encourage best practices in programming. MSHS utilizes a Management Systems approach to services, which ensures program effectiveness and accountability to stakeholders. UMOS stakeholders include parents, policy groups, community representatives, board of directors and program and administrative staff at all levels of program operations.