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

Program Structure

  • 1302.20 Determining program structure
  • 1302.21 Center-based option
  • 1302.22 Home-based option  
  • 1302.23 Family child care option 
  • 1302.24 Locally-designed program option variations

Education and Child Development Program Services 

  • 1302.30 Purpose
  • 1302.31 Teaching and the learning environment
  • 1302.32 Curricula
  • 1302.33 Child screenings and assessments
  • 1302.34 Parent and family engagement in education and child development services
  • 1302.35 Education in home-based programs 
  • 1302.36 Tribal language preservation and revitalization

Health Program Services

  • 1302.40 Purpose  
  • 1302.41 Collaboration and communication with parents 
  • 1302.42 Child health status and care 
  • 1302.43 Oral health practices
  • 1302.44 Child nutrition 
  • 1302.45 Child mental health and social and emotional well-being  
  • 1302.46 Family support services for health, nutrition, and mental health  
  • 1302.47 Safety practices  

Family and Community Engagement Program Services

  • 1302.50 Family engagement 
  • 1302.51 Parent activities to promote child learning and development.
  • 1302.52 Family partnership services. 
  • 1302.53 Community partnerships and coordination with other early childhood and education programs. 

Additional Services for Children with Disabilities

Transition Services

  • 1302.70 Transitions from Early Head Start
  • 1302.71 Transitions from Head Start to kindergarten  
  • 1302.72 Transitions between programs

Services to Enrolled Pregnant Women

  • 1302.80 Enrolled pregnant women 
  • 1302.81 Prenatal and postpartum information, education, and services 
  • 1302.82 Family partnership services for enrolled pregnant women

Human Resources Management

Program Management and Quality Improvement 

  • 1302.100 Purpose   
  • 1302.101 Management system
  • 1302.102 Achieving program goals
  • 1302.103 Implementation of program performance standards