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ERSEA Cheat Sheet: Recruiting the Neediest Children in Head Start

As part of our ongoing blog series about ERSEA (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, Attendance), we’re going to focus on the second part – Recruitment. (See our previous ERSEA cheat sheet blog about Eligibility.) Head Start Performance Standards, section 1302.13, reads: “Recruitment of children. In order to reach those most in need of services, a program…

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ERSEA Cheat Sheet: Head Start Eligibility

Who is eligible for Head Start services? There are many components to a Head Start Program. Each program may have different options such as home-based, center-based, prenatal program. Eligibility is the longest section in the Performance standards. Yes, it’s that detailed and important! For every family that applies to your program, the first step is…

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Changes in Head Start Performance Standards as They Apply to ERSEA

There aren’t a lot of changes to the ERSEA (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance) requirements for Head Start in the new Performance Standards. However, there are a few important changes to note. As one of the 10 Head Start Management Systems, ERSEA specifies key elements and requirements to create and maintain a Head Start…

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Four Reasons Why ERSEA Training Is Important for Your Program

As Head Start and Early Head Start move forward in programming designs, The Gravely Group is determined to give you some suggestions to ensure your program is on the right path when it comes to ERSEA. 1. ERSEA in Head Start and Early Head Start programs is everybody’s job. We believe that it is not…

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What is ERSEA and Why Is it Important to Your Head Start Program?

ERSEA stands for the Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance of children in early childhood education programs. It is part of the 10 Head Start Management Systems. ERSEA governs how programs select and enroll children into their program, and is one of the most important tasks to be performed in successful Head Start programs. Whether…

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