Help eligible children and families get set up for a lifetime of success! Connecting with your community can help you increase your program’s enrollment. Use these resources to enhance your current outreach and recruitment strategy. They include handouts, posters, social media assets, and more.
Is the U.S. Your New Home?
Share information about Head Start services with families who are new to the United States. Download the customizable flyers, available in several languages.
#GetaHeadStart Outreach Flyers and Brochures
Use these customizable flyers and brochures to share information about Head Start services with families, community partners, health clinics, resource fairs, and more. Available in several languages.
#GetaHeadStart Celebrating Families Wall Posters
Display these wall posters to let current families and potential families know you celebrate and honor them every day. Each poster’s message is rooted in the PFCE’s strengths-based attitudes.
#GetaHeadStart Social Media Toolkit
Use the #GetaHeadStart social media toolkit to jump-start your digital recruitment strategy. Share these social media graphics and personalize the sample messages to increase your program’s social media presence.
Social Media Essentials for Getting Head Start Programs Connected
Use social media to promote your Head Start services, enroll families, and recruit staff. Learn how to develop a social media plan, best practices, and ways to tailor platforms to showcase your program.
Using Social Media to Engage Families
Explore this guide to learn how to reach diverse families through social media. Use the tips, resources, and planning tool to assess and inform how your program uses social media.
ERSEA: Developing Effective Recruitment Services
Recruiting for Head Start programs is a systematic year-round process. Use this resource to find tips and guiding questions to help you manage your program’s Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) efforts. Find out how recruitment should be data-informed and measurable.
Equity Considerations for ERSEA: Outreach and Recruitment
Head Start and Early Head Start staff can use this resource to bring an equity lens to discussions about outreach and recruitment procedures and best practices.
Family Recruitment Video and Implementation Guide
Head Start programs can use the video Head Start Cares About Your Whole Family to recruit new families. Review this guidance for how to integrate the video into your recruitment strategies.
#GetaHeadStart Alumni Stories
Head Start programs partner with families to set children up for a lifetime of success. Listen to stories from Head Start alumni that will inspire and remind you how Head Start programs across the country are positively affecting the lives of children and families every day and setting them up for a bright future.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Office of Head Start
Last Updated: December 28, 2022