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.

Enrollment

Explore these resources to find strategies to help programs enroll families in most need of Head Start services. Also, discover ways to maintain full enrollment. 

Eligibility

Explore this page for an overview of eligibility for Head Start, the first step in implementing Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) services.

Attendance

Explore these resources to help programs establish strategies to promote regular attendance.

ERSEA: Maintaining Full Enrollment

Explore Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) systems to help programs enroll the neediest families in a timely manner. Find tips and questions to stay at full enrollment all year.

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.

ERSEA: Thoughtful Selection Policies and Procedures

Learn how to use thoughtful selection policies and procedures for programs to identify and enroll children who may benefit from Head Start services. Find tips and questions to help to guide this process.