Eligibility is the first step and a key component in implementing ERSEA services. These strategies and guiding questions help programs identify and enroll children and families with the greatest need.
These resources cover how Head Start programs assess the needs of communities and recruit children and families most in need. They also provide insight on which program option best meets the needs of each child and family. Use these resources to develop eligibility services that ensure consistent and appropriate enrollment practices.
Watch this webinar to hear OHS leadership discuss the addition of receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits to the Head Start eligibility criteria.
Read answers to FAQs about the guidance that adds the receipt of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to Head Start eligibility criteria.
Learn more about how the receipt of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits now qualifies families for Head Start eligibility.
Check out these videos from Head Start alumni to learn how being a Head Start student gave them a head start in life.
Head Start and Early Head Start staff can use this resource to bring an equity lens to discussions about Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) procedures and best practices.
Learn what it means for Head Start programs to promote access and equity in Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) activities.
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.
Early Head Start programs offer services to infants with significant disabilities and their families. Discover how these services are provided in careful, collaborative planning with families and service providers.
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.