When there is nowhere else to take them, migrant farm workers will often dig a waist-deep hole near a field to put small children in while they work.
However, a program now in its third year in Yerington gives those migrant workers not just a place to take their children, but one to help prepare them for when they are old enough to begin school.
Teaching & Mentoring Communities has, for the third consecutive year, brought its Seasonal Migrant Head Start Program to Yerington, working with toddlers and pre-kindergarten children of migrant agricultural workers.
TMC, based in Laredo, Tex., serves communities in eight states, with the mission of helping children and their families by creating opportunities for advancement through education, training and other resources.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal