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In 1971, Texas Migrant Council, Inc., (TMC) was incorporated as a private nonprofit Migrant Head Start provider for children ofMigrant farm workers. In its early years, the staff served children and their families along the Texas-Mexico border for the first nine months of the program; as families migrated, so did the staff. The Migrant Head Start centers would close at the end of the season in Texas and relocate the operation to different parts of the country where the Migrant families found agricultural work. Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program serves children ages birth through 5 years and their families in the states of Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, New Mexico, Iowa, Oklahoma and Nevada.

Although the roots of TMC began as a mobile Migrant Head Start program, it has evolved into a multi-million, multi-state, multi-service organization that provides services in family literacy, consumer education, prenatal care and educating parents in identifying quality childcare. TMC currently administers three different Head Start/Early Head Start Programs in the State of Texas.

Golden Crescent Head Start serving six counties (Victoria, Dewitt, Gonzales, Lavaca, Calhoun, and Jackson). South Texas Head Start / Early Head Start serving two counties (Starr and Zapata). Golden Crescent a one-stop workforce program, known as Workforce Solutions, that operates in seven counties (Victoria, Gollad, Calhoun, Gonzales, Jackson, Dewitt, Lavaca).

In 2008, the Board of Directors made a decision to focus on its growth as a national leader in the non profit community and changed its name to TMC using "Teaching and Mentoring Communities" to describe the services TMC provides.