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.
These animated videos describe best practices for crafting and implementing responsive ERSEA services.
Use these reference charts to identify the types of documents that can be used to verify Head Start eligibility.
In this webinar, Office of Head Start leadership discuss American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start program eligibility for tribal children and families and addresses FAQs from the Information Memoranda.
Log Number: ACF-IM-HS-23-02 | Issuance Date: 05-23-2023
This ERSEA Essentials video shares five key steps in determining, verifying, and documenting Head Start eligibility.
Systems are the backbone to offering quality ERSEA services. This video explores the elements of ERSEA and shows how they intersect with the Head Start management systems.
This video explores the importance of partnering with families of children with disabilities to understand their unique experiences, strengths, priorities, and challenges.
Watch this webinar to hear OHS leadership discuss the addition of receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits to the Head Start eligibility criteria.
Learn more about how the receipt of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits now qualifies families for Head Start eligibility.