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 Talent Acquisition for resources related to staff recruitment.
These animated videos describe best practices for crafting and implementing responsive ERSEA services.
In this video, explore research-based strategies for intentional recruitment in Head Start programs and communities.
In this video, learn about strategies for recruiting families with children who are dual language learners.
This video explores marketing tools and recruitment strategies you can use in your enrollment efforts.
This video reviews Office of Head Start priorities and connects them with the recruitment and enrollment of families who are new to the United States.
This video shows a powerful story, as told by a Head Start parent and family support staff, that demonstrates how relationships laid the foundation for partnerships in recruitment and sustainability of a local program.
Watch these professional development sessions for Head Start and Early Head Start staff. They are designed to support eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance (ERSEA) priorities in a changing landscape.
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.