Use these tips and questions to guide ERSEA planning and service delivery during a pandemic.
Eligibility is a key first step in Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) services. Learn how to identify and enroll children and families with the greatest need for Head Start.
This Standards in Action vignette looks at Head Start Program Performance Standard 45 CFR §1302.14(b). Review eligibility and selection requirements for children with disabilities.
Head Start programs must store eligibility determination records according to requirements at 45 CFR §1302.12. 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.
Explore this baseline tool, which is one aspect of the work that OHS is doing in partnership with the Office of Child Care to support EHS-CCP grantees in fiscal management and ERSEA.
The Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) Protocol guides the assessment of a program’s practices for verifying the eligibility status of children, families, and pregnant women receiving the program’s services and ensuring the appropriate enrollment of children into the program.
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.