Migrant Education offered at Del Valle

Del Valle Elementary School in La Puente will offer the Migrant Education Even Start program from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The California MEES Project is a statewide
home and school based family education model which assists
migratory parents to increase their literacy and parenting
skills, so that they in turn can prepare their children (birth
to 7 years of age) to become successful learners.

What Services Does the MEES Program Provide?

The major thrust of services is that of
providing literacy, parenting and English as a Second Language
skills to migratory parents; early childhood development and
kindergarten readiness skills to their children (birth to 7
years of age).

A major emphasis is given to providing
interactive literacy activities between parents and their
children. However, recognizing that migrant families have older
siblings who also need services, participating regions provide
tutorial and other support assistance to these students within
the framework of their MEES Programs.

All services provided to migratory families
in the California MEES Project are coordinated with local school
districts, adult education programs, community colleges and
other agencies.

Furthermore, the California MEES Project is
committed to providing all services at times and locations
selected by migratory parents, thus enabling them to actively
participate in project activities.

How Do Families Qualify for Migrant Education Even Start Services?

Participating families must be classified
as “migratory” under Migrant Education guidelines. 
Participating children must be between 0 and 7 years of age. 
Parents and children must participate together in project