ERSEA: Developing Effective Recruitment Services

Learn how programs need to be strategic and thoughtful in their recruitment planning efforts. Use these tips and guiding questions to help you manage the recruitment process in your program.

Staff Recruitment and Retention

Explore this document to find examples of state systems and policies that support recruiting and retaining a highly qualified workforce. Also, find additional research and resources on the topic.

Quick Tips for Establishing a Selection Criteria

The Head Start recruitment process requires full program enrollment. Grantees and delegate agencies can use this tip sheet to establish their programs’ recruitment efforts. Applications are to be taken from as many Head Start-eligible families living within the recruitment areas as possible throughout the course of the program year. This procedure allows for a waiting list to be established so that as vacancies occur, slots are filled as quickly as possible.