Migrant Education Programs
The Migrant Education Program is a compensatory education program designed to address many of the unmet needs of migratory students, including the needs of migrant children enrolled in the preschool program for three- and four-year-old children at Robert C. Markham Elementary School. Some of the educational needs of migratory students in the district are addressed by providing the following services:
Early Intervention Preschool Program – Robert C. Markham Elementary School in Pompano Beach, FL is the program school serving three- and four-year-old migrant children.
Identification and Recruitment Services – Migrant families are identified and recruited on farms, at schools, churches, supermarkets, health department offices, social services offices, and other community agencies.
Advocacy and Coordination of Services – Services include student enrollment, coordination of services with school personnel, interpreting for non-English speaking parents, referrals to community agencies, High School Equivalency Program and referrals to in-state and out-of-state colleges and scholarship programs.
Parent Involvement – Parents are kept abreast of the Migrant Education Program through parent meetings, flyers, home and school visits, and phone calls. Two Migrant Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings are held annually. Parents are encouraged to become participants in their children education by volunteering at school and in the classroom. In addition, parents are encouraged to attend regular school parent involvement meetings, parent training workshops to include MegaSkills and other school and District related activities.