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.

Head Start Eligibility Verification Form

Head Start programs must store eligibility determination records according to requirements at 45 CFR §1302.12. Programs may use the Head Start Eligibility Verification Form as a component of the eligibility determination record alongside copies of documents or statements deemed necessary to verify eligibility.

Extending and Aligning Redetermination Periods

Research on continuity of care has found that instability is high with low-income families. Extending eligibility redeterminations to 12 months or more provides financial stability for families. It also gives continuous early care and education for children.