Chester County Intermediate Unit

Migrant Education (Educación para Migrantes)

Because children of migrant agricultural workers move so frequently to accommodate their parents' search for employment, they often fall behind their non-migrant peers developmentally, socially and academically. The Migrant Education program strives to ensure that migrant students receive educational services to develop to their fullest potential.

Migrant Education services are available to families who have moved into a new school district looking for work in the agricultural industry (e.g., growing/picking mushrooms, cutting/packing meat or vegetables, milking cows, picking orchard fruits, growing/harvesting field crops, cutting trees, etc.). To qualify for services, families must have moved within three years of the date that they are contacted by a Migrant Education staff member.

The Migrant Education program annually provides supplemental educational services to over 1,200 children in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, and in the city of Philadelphia.

Specific services include:
  • educational support services
  • extended school-day programs
  • Saturday programs
  • summer programs
  • pre-school instruction
  • parental involvement
  • post-secondary orientation programs
  • health and social service agency referrals
  • student leadership skills development
  • work-site ESL classes (for out-of-school youth)
  • life-skills lessons

To find out more about Migrant Education services, please click here.

For more information, please contact the Migrant Education program at (484) 237-5051.