Realities of life for children of seasonal migrant workers


Selim Iltus, the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Research and Evaluation Officer, introduces the articles in this edition of Early Childhood Matters and explains why children of seasonal...

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An early childhood programme tailored to migrant and seasonal ­farmworkers’ children


In the United States, the Migrant/Seasonal Head Start programme (MSHS) seeks to ensure that the children of seasonal migrant farmworkers do not miss out on the early childhood services....

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Seasonal agricultural migration in Turkey and young children


What do official figures tell us about the young children of seasonal migrant workers in Turkey, and what policy changes could be made to improve their situation? This article outlines...

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The children of seasonal migrants in Turkey are still vulnerable


In 2010 a film documentary, Children of the Season, told the story of child labour and poor working and living conditions among Turkish seasonal migrants employed to harvest hazelnuts....

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The Humara Bachpan campaign: a success for seasonal migrant children in Odisha


Many rural families in the Indian state of Odisha migrate seasonally to cities to work in areas such as brick making and construction. Their living conditions are typically dire,...

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Meeting migrant families’ needs through on-site crèches


Mobile Crèches works with employers to offer on-site crèche facilities to the young children of seasonal migrant workers who are typically unable to access government-run services...

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‘Families must be supported’: a view from the private sector


Dora Isabel Ochoa Aguilar is the Human Resources Manager at Agrícola BelHer1, a company that grows tomatoes in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. In this interview, she talks to Early...

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