The CAPSLO Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) program provides high quality, no-cost child care and preschool services to eligible families. The program offers services in a center base setting or in a family child care option, close to where families live and work with schedules that accommodate the long hours associated with agricultural work.
To be eligible, families’ income must primarily be earned from the agricultural industry. The program serves families with children from the birth through age five, with some additional services for pregnant women.
CAPSLO MSHS program operates in agricultural communities in the following nine counties:
- Fresno County
- Kern County
- Monterey County
- Orange County
- Santa Barbara County
- San Benito County
- San Joaquin County
- San Luis Obispo County
- Ventura County
Apply to Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Programs
Since 1981, CAPSLO Migrant and Seasonal Head Start has provided child care programs with the needs of migrant farm working families in mind. CAPSLO Migrant Seasonal Head Start is structure to provide children and families get ready to succeed in school. Our program provides more than “daycare”, it focusing on the child’s overall health and development, while helping parents increase their confidence through education and program involvement opportunities. Our programs include educational service, health and nutrition services, behavioral health services, and welcomes children with disabilities. We call this “comprehensive services” or “wrap around services”. Our program cares about the family and not just the child. Your family becomes our families.
For more information about what the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program offers to families, please explore the links below.