Explore Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) systems to help programs enroll the neediest families in a timely manner. Find tips and questions to stay at full enrollment all year.
Foundations for Excellence, 2nd Edition offers guidance for five-year planning and continuous improvement. Learn what Head Start expects from programs’ strategic planning. Discover ways to ensure that programming is responsive to community needs throughout the five-year grant period.
Learn how to use thoughtful selection policies and procedures for programs to identify and enroll children who may benefit from Head Start services. Find tips and questions to help to guide this process.
Use this checklist and planning tool to identify and comply with Head Start fiscal policies and regulations. It will be helpful for directors, managers, and Policy Council members.
In this tip sheet, learn about key regulations concerning the financial audits of Head Start programs. Also, learn the steps for selecting an auditor and related online resources.
Uniform Guidance streamlines and consolidates government requirements for receiving and using federal awards. In this way, it reduces the administrative burden for programs and improves outcomes.
Head Start programs adhere to certain financial and administrative requirements. Explore the resources below as you provide comprehensive, wrap-around services to low-income children and families. Also, find materials detailing the requirements of the grant process.
Internal controls and reporting procedures protect and maximize a Head Start program's federal award.
Learn more about cost allocation principles and practices. Find out how they help Head Start programs organize their funding sources and comply with federal regulations.
The Eligibility final rule became effective March 12, 2015. The Office of Head Start (OHS) developed these questions and answers in response to issues raised by the Head Start community. For clarity, we grouped the questions by either subject matter or recurring theme. Note: This resource is under review.