Ascension Parish Head Start Site 1

603 Lee Ave
Donaldsonville, LA - 70346

(225) 391-7351

Eligibility, Recruitment, and Selection of Students into Head Start A. PURPOSE: Head Start Performance Standards (1305.3; 1305.4; 1305.5; 1305.6; 1305.7; 1305.8; 1305.9) state the requirements for determining community needs and recruitment areas. These contain requirements and procedures for the eligibility determination, recruitment, selection, enrollments and attendance of children in Head Start programs. In carrying out this responsibility, the grantee has set as its primary objective for recruitment that of providing the maximum number of needy, eligible children with the Head Start experience before they enter kindergarten. Since the grantee cannot serve all eligible children, it is felt that priorities for recruitment must be established. In addition, recruitment must be carried out in such a way as to minimize personal bias. The program completes a community assessment every three years and a self-assessment annually to help in determining the areas with the greatest n

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