I have been a Head Start employee in several different capacities for 22 years. As the Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) Manager I am responsible for the supervision, coordination, and organization of the ERSEA department for Head Start and Early Head Start ensuring compliance with all related Head Start and ERSEA standards. I started as a Head Start parent in 1989, became policy council chairperson for a few years and then applied for employment and. Over the years I have been able to increase my knowledge base and skill sets to become a manager in our program. I consider myself proof that our program works.