Recruiting for Head Start programs is a systematic year-round process. These strategies and guiding questions help programs manage data-informed and measurable recruitment efforts.
These resources support recruitment as a year-round, systematic process with specific efforts to actively locate and recruit children with disabilities, children experiencing homelessness or living in foster care, and other vulnerable children.
Select Recruiting and Hiring for resources related to staff recruitment.
Head Start programs can use the video Head Start Cares About Your Whole Family to recruit new families. Review this guidance for how to integrate the video into your recruitment strategies.
Use this social media toolkit to spread the word about the important work Head Start programs do to support America's children and families.
This video highlights the Head Start strengths-based approach that recognizes families as their children’s first teachers and honors cultural perspectives when building relationships with families.
Display these wall posters to let current and potential families know you celebrate and honor them every day. Each poster’s message is rooted in strengths-based parent, family, and community engagement.
Use the #GetaHeadStart social media toolkit to jump-start your digital recruitment strategy. Share these social media graphics and personalize the sample messages to increase your program’s social media presence.
Use these customizable flyers and brochures to share information about Head Start services with families, community partners, health clinics, resource fairs, and more. Available in several languages.
Check out these videos from Head Start alumni to learn how being a Head Start student gave them a head start in life.
Discover resources to help you enhance your recruitment efforts and connect with families eligible for Head Start services.
Share information about Head Start services with families who are new to the United States. The customizable flyer is available in several languages.