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Program Operations
Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA)

Program Structure

  • Determining program structure
  • Center-based option  
  • Family child care option 
  • Locally-designed program option variations

Education and Child Development Program Services 

  • Teaching and the learning environment
  • Curricula
  • Child screenings and assessments
  • Parent and family engagement in education and child development services
  • Education in home-based programs 
  • Tribal language preservation and revitalization

Health Program Services 

Family and Community Engagement Program Services

  • Family engagement 
  • Parent activities to promote child learning and development.
  • Family partnership services. 
  • Community partnerships and coordination with other early childhood and education programs. 

Additional Services for Children with Disabilities

Transition Services

  • Transitions from Early Head Start
  • Transitions from Head Start to kindergarten  
  • Transitions between programs

Services to Enrolled Pregnant Women

  • Enrolled pregnant women 
  • Prenatal and postpartum information, education, and services 
  • Family partnership services for enrolled pregnant women

Human Resources Management

Program Management and Quality Improvement    

  • Management system
  • Achieving program goals
  • Implementation of program performance standards