Recruitment

Explore resources to learn how to support Head Start programs in  refining their recruitment plans and messaging, and ways to monitor recruitment efforts.

Selection

Explore these resources for ideas programs can use to plan and implement their selection criteria.

Achieving Full Enrollment

Watch this video blog from Dr. Deborah Bergeron to learn strategies programs can use to maintain full enrollment all year long.

ERSEA: Developing Effective Recruitment Services

Learn how programs need to be strategic and thoughtful in their recruitment planning efforts. Use these tips and guiding questions to help you manage the recruitment process in your program.

Quick Tips for Establishing a Selection Criteria

The Head Start recruitment process requires full program enrollment. Grantees and delegate agencies can use this tip sheet to establish their programs’ recruitment efforts. Applications are to be taken from as many Head Start-eligible families living within the recruitment areas as possible throughout the course of the program year. This procedure allows for a waiting list to be established so that as vacancies occur, slots are filled as quickly as possible.