Learn about strategies programs can use to work with key stakeholders to promote regular attendance. These strategies and guiding questions help grantees develop policies around program attendance.
Ensuring children’s regular participation in programs and services is essential for their development and learning and for future school success. Resources here cover tracking attendance and incorporating strategies to promote regular attendance.
Many programs may face low family attendance at group socializations for a variety of reasons. Find out ways programs can meet this challenge and address low family attendance.
Take a look at this guide to learn how programs can implement strategies to ensure access and continuity of services to fathers in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
Explore strategies to address child and family needs in uncertain times. Discover how to adapt eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance (ERSEA) services. Find resources to support this work.
Explore these resources to learn about the connection between health and school readiness and to ensure every Head Start child is ready to succeed in school.
Use these tips and questions to guide ERSEA planning and service delivery during a pandemic.
Data in Head Start and Early Head Start: Creating a Culture That Embraces Data
To promote regular attendance, programs must have a system to track attendance for each enrolled child. Review this standard for clarity around implementation strategies and managing attendance issues.
Good attendance leads to lifelong learning and positive habits necessary for school and work. When young children are chronically absent from Head Start, Early Head Start, or child care, often they are likely to continue to be chronically absent in elementary school.