Planning for a Successful Five Years

Learn how the Foundations for Excellence, 2nd Edition supports strategic program planning and data-informed decision-making. Explore the guide’s core messages and discover ways to use it as a training tool. 

Recruitment

Explore resources to learn how to support Head Start programs in  refining their recruitment plans and messaging, and ways to monitor recruitment efforts.

Selection

Explore these resources for ideas programs can use to plan and implement their selection criteria.

Enrollment

Explore these resources to find strategies to help programs enroll families in most need of Head Start services. Also, discover ways to maintain full enrollment. 

Eligibility

Explore this page for an overview of eligibility for Head Start, the first step in implementing Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) services.

Attendance

Explore these resources to help programs establish strategies to promote regular attendance.