• 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 and looked for or engaged in 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 600 children in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, and in the city of Philadelphia.
     

    Specific services include:
    • educational support services
    • extended school-day 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.

    If you'd like to refer a family for services click one of the links below for a Migrant Education Program preliminary survey in the appropriate language. Instructions for submission are included on the form.  An MEP flyer in English and Spanish is available here.

    Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery Counties         

    English/Spanish MEP Survey 

    English/Portuguese MEP Survey

    Philadelphia

    Arabic/English MEP Survey       Burmese/English MEP Survey      Chinese/English MEP Survey       

    French/English MEP Survey      Indonesian/English MEP Survey    Karen/English MEP Survey

    Khmer/English MEP Survey       Nepali/English MEP Survey          English/Portuguese MEP Survey   

    Russian/English MEP Survey     Spanish/English MEP Survey        Swahili/English MEP Survey

    Ukranian/English MEP Survey       Vietnamese/English MEP Survey