This assessment tool will help programs improve ERSEA services by identifying and enrolling the children most in need of Head Start services. The tool can also help programs achieve and maintain full enrollment.
Use these tips and questions to guide ERSEA planning and service delivery during a pandemic.
Programs may use the Head Start Eligibility Verification Form as a component of the eligibility determination record alongside copies of documents or statements deemed necessary to verify eligibility.
Research on continuity of care has found that instability is high with low-income families. Extending eligibility redeterminations to 12 months or more provides financial stability for families. It also gives continuous early care and education for children.