Enrollment is the fourth step in Head Start Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) services. Programs need to be strategic and thoughtful as they develop systems to enroll the neediest families in a timely manner. Find resources to support programs in maintaining full enrollment.
Tools and Resources
Explore how ERSEA systems can help programs enroll the neediest families in a timely manner. Find tips and questions to help programs better reach and maintain full enrollment all year.
In this U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) report, learn how programs can identify and address underenrollment. Find out what GAO recommends agencies do to improve enrollment data quality and establish more uniform criteria and procedures.
Programs must maintain their funded enrollment level and fill any vacancy as soon as possible. Explore this Head Start Program Performance Standard for enrollment regulations and expectations.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Program Management and Fiscal Operations
Last Updated: March 13, 2019