FY 2017 Office of Head Start ERSEA Monitoring Protocol

Overview: The Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) Protocol guides the assessment of a program’s practices for verifying the eligibility status of children, families, and pregnant women receiving the program’s services and ensuring the appropriate enrollment of children into the program. Programs are also responsible for promoting children’s attendance and offering support to families, as needed, when attendance is an issue. By assessing program performance in this area, the Office of Head Start (OHS) strives to ensure that programs implement practices to assess their communities and recruit and enroll the children and families most in need, including families at or below the poverty line, children with disabilities, families that are homeless, and pregnant women

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Last Updated: June 17, 2018