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Enrollment and Recruitment


Omaha Public Schools, Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) systems are devised to provide definitive guidelines to community and families applying for Head Start services. It aims to clarify regulations, definitions, and interpretations to build consistency and continuity throughout the program. It also increases understanding of the importance of recruitment, selection, and enrollment processes and provides strategies to assist in obtaining full enrollment.


What you need to apply?       

Homeless families are not required to have documentation at time of application.

  • Birth Verification 
  • Child's Immunization Record
  • Family Income for 12 months (1040, W2, 8453, TANF/ADC, SSI, check stubs, etc.)
  • Proof of Address (utility bill, lease statement, etc.)

Who qualifies?

Parent(s) or guardian must be employed, attending school, or a combination of both for at least 30 hours a week to quality for full day services. 

Head Start Application