A migratory child is one whose parent or guardian is a migratory agricultural worker or fisher and who has moved from one school district to another during the regular school year. The Migrant Education Program (MEP) provides supplemental support to eligible migratory children from birth through age 21. Children who are themselves migratory agricultural workers or fishers, or who are the children of such workers, face numerous education challenges. Because of their migratory lifestyle, these children may start school late, leave early, or miss long periods of schooling during the academic year. Additional challenges may include language and cultural barriers, economic hardship, and access to continuous health care. For more information about migratory children and the programs that support their educational opportunities and academic success, please visit the Office of Migrant Education.
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