ERSEA Goals: Are Your Recruitment Strategies and Efforts On-Point? 


Friday, November 2, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Blanchette Catholic Center 
16555 Weber Rd.
Crest Hill, IL 60403

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Michelle Iocca 
Illinois Head Start Association 

Registration Fees:

Member Rate: $175.00 per person

Non Member Rate: $325.00 per person

(5) or more registrations from the same agency will receive a discounted registration price of $150.00/per person (*Agency must be an IHSA member to receive discounted rate*)

Recruiting children for such a life-changing program as Head Start is exciting! But successful identification and recruitment of families who would most benefit from the program can also be challenging.  Let's come together to discuss recruitment processes/plans. We will discuss how to use your community assessment to identify eligible families and children, including children with disabilities, children experiencing homelessness, or children living in foster care. We will explore how the selection criteria and recruitment practices impact enrollment. How can you ensure your recruitment practices are culturally and linguistically relevant to your population(s). We will discuss how strong community partnerships can help you identify and recruit eligible participants and how best to approach your recruitment from a public relations perspective. The days of posting a flier are gone and new technology strategies are here to stay! Join us for a day long deep-dive into the design of recruitment and selection strategies and how they are responsive to community needs which ultimately tie into funded enrollment. TBH....this training is going to be GUCCI!






Ericka Williams has her Master Degree in Education with a Specialization in Family and Community Services.  She currently works in the position of Director of Program Recruitment, Eligibility, Transportation, Child Care, and PROMIS Data Base at Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet, Early Head Start Service Division, for 10 years. She loves working on behalf of low income families and their children and advocating on the behalf of families to make sure that they have the education and resources to make them succeed in life.