Who We Are
is the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Quality Improvement
Center (MSHS QIC)?
The National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Quality
Improvement Center is an entity that provides culturally and
linguistically appropriate training and technical assistance
to Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs nationwide.
is Migrant and Seasonal Head Start?
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start is a program designed to provide
comprehensive Head Start services including child development
and social services to low-income families working in agriculture,
or families who migrate while working in agriculture. For
more information on MSHS programs nationwide, click
Are the Funding Sources of MSHS QIC?
The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Quality Improvement
Center is funded under the United States Department of Health
and Human Services (DHHS) through the Administration for Children
and Families (ACF) Head
Start Bureau located in Washington, DC.
QIC is a member of a comprehensive network of Head Start Quality
Improvement Centers (HSQIC) responsible for providing training
and technical assistance to Head Start programs throughout
the nation. Along with the HSQIC's, but funded separately,
are the Head Start Disabilities Services Quality Improvement
Centers (HSDSQIC), which specialize in providing training
and technical assistance to Head Start programs in the area
of young children with disabilities. (Click
here for MHS DSQIC)
correspond to the appropriate regional offices and serve 4-6
states. The MSHS QIC is based in Washington, DC and serves
24 grantees located in 35 states throughout the nation. The
funding for the MSHS QIC comes through the Migrant Programs
Branch of the Head Start Bureau. The MSHS QIC also has a west
coast office in Portland, Oregon and several out stationed
staff members to address the needs of a diverse service area.
The principle offices of the MSHS QIC are housed within the
offices of the Academy for Educational
Development (AED) located in Washington, DC. AED is a
not for profit agency with various educational and health