Was this page helpful?
I found this page helpful because (select all that apply):
I did not find this page helpful because (select all that apply):

Eligibility (ERSEA)

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.

Introduction to the ERSEA Rule

This video resource outlines the ERSEA systems requirements in the Head Start Program Performance Standards. It helps to ensure your ERSEA systems support full enrollment and consistent attendance for children.

Learn More

ERSEA: Encouraging and Supporting Regular Attendance

Programs need to think in strategic ways and work with key stakeholders to promote regular attendance. Use these tips and questions to help grantees develop policies around program attendance.

Learn More

ERSEA: Maintaining Full Enrollment

Explore 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 More

Poverty Guidelines and Determining Eligibility

When working with families, use the Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Poverty Guidelines to determine income eligibility for participation in Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

Learn More

Eligibility (ERSEA)

Last Updated: August 1, 2018