Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512


NOCAC Head Start will actively develop and implement a recruitment process designed to actively inform all families with eligible children within the recruitment area of the availability of program services, and encourage and assist them in applying for admission into the program. The program will include specific efforts to actively locate and recruit children with disabilities and other vulnerable children, including homeless children and children in foster care.


  1. Recruitment is a team effort and is done continuously throughout the program year not only to maintain enrollment and a wait list for the current program year, but also to start to think about the following years enrollment starting January 1st (Please see Enrollment and Recruitment Plan).
  2. The Family & Community Engagement Assistant tracks all recruitment activities and actively seeks out new and exciting ways in which to recruit eligible children based on the information collected from the programs Community Assessment.
  3. Ongoing recruitment strategies will include but are not limited to:
    1. Door to door contacts
    2. Posting Head Start brochures and posters at area businesses that are frequented by potential families.
    3. Press releases and advertisements in local newspapers, radio and television (**must be approved by the Head Start Director in advance**)
    4. Word of mouth to parents of age-eligible children
    5. Participation in community events, fairs, and festivals
    6. Social media/Websites
    7. Every Door Direct through the United States Postal Service
    8. Post cards
  1. Recruitment materials are available upon request by emailing the FCE Manager and/or FCE Assistant.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    1302.13
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   8/7/17 Revision Date:   8/7/17
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17