Eligibility is the first step and a key component in implementing ERSEA services. These strategies and guiding questions help programs identify and enroll children and families with the greatest need.
Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) tasks are some of the most important work performed by Head Start programs. ERSEA governs how programs determine eligibility, enroll children, and track attendance. Discover resources to help programs assess the needs of their communities and recruit the children and families most in need. Explore materials and tools to help programs market their services, and develop and implement selection criteria. Also, find resources to identify community partners and better address community needs.
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.
Programs must identify and enroll children and families who are most in need of Head Start services. These strategies and guiding questions help programs implement thoughtful selection policies and procedures.
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.
Learn about strategies programs can use to work with key stakeholders to promote regular attendance. These strategies and guiding questions help grantees develop policies around program attendance.
These animated videos describe best practices for crafting and implementing responsive ERSEA services.
Learn how to use data-based criteria to facilitate an equitable selection process.
Use these reference charts to identify the types of documents that can be used to verify Head Start eligibility.
Use this worksheet to identify and evaluate the sources of data used to develop and maintain your program’s selection criteria.
In this webinar, Office of Head Start leadership discuss American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start program eligibility for tribal children and families and addresses FAQs from the Information Memoranda.