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Build the Skills You Need with Our Eligibility & Admissions Bootcamp

Prepare to go through ERSEA training and learn how to achieve Head Start Eligibility & Admissions goals when you attend this two-day live session.

Now more than ever, children and families in poverty need Head Start. Give your program the tools it needs to succeed.

A Successful Head Start Program Begins Here

You can’t have a successful program without the right participant. That’s where HGJA training comes in. All across the country, we’ve helped hundreds of organizations meet their eligibility and admissions goals, ensuring low-income children and families with the greatest need for services enter Head Start programs as vacancies occur. 

Give help to those who need it most—learn all about what makes a family eligible for a Head Start program.

Pivotal Training for a Powerful Program

 Learn from industry experts about ideas, strategies, and solutions to ensure ongoing compliance with Federal, State, and local mandates that impact Head Start. 

This training equips you with the tools needed to have a thriving Head Start program. A precursor of sorts, this bootcamp helps to prepare you for the next step in ERSEA training. Strengthen your knowledge and skills by learning about HGJA’s concepts and philosophies based on securing documentation from the Head Start Act, Final Rule on Head Start Eligibility, Performance Standards, Informational Memorandum, Program Instructions, and other related requirements. 

Program Outcomes

By attending the Eligibility & Admissions Bootcamp, you will learn to:

–Understand trends impacting eligibility and admissions compliance

–Utilize a systems approach to strengthen eligibility processes

–Know key definitions that support Eligibility Comprehension

–Understand the regulations and policies related to eligibility

–Strengthen intake processes through hands-on, real-world activities

–Know Head Start qualifying factors, including proof of residency, age, and income documentation

–Minimize risk and adhere to compliance  through leadership management and responsibility


The HGJA Eligibility & Admissions Bootcamp Is the Best Worldwide—Here’s Why

Learn From a Team With Years of Industry Knowledge.

Our Bootcamp is led by experts in the industry to provide accurate, timely, and essential knowledge. HGJA instructors are directly involved in helping you learn all about Head Start eligibility and admissions. Our session is based on the Head Start Act, Final Rule on Head Start Eligibility, Head Start performance standards, and industry best practices. This means that what you learn is what will bring in results.

Achieve Eligibility and Admissions Goals.

A successful Head Start Program begins with meeting enrollment requirements. However, these requirements have certain eligibility and admission specifications —that’s where we help. Get real-time information on all the latest compliance requirements and Head Start regulations. We also help you draft an eligibility plan for your program to target families in need. That way, you achieve eligibility and admission goals to better support your community.

Get Essential Preparation for ERSEA Training.

Not only do we provide you with essential information to have a successful Head Start program, but we also help you prepare for other industry requirements, like ERSEA training. We do this by administering quizzes, hands-on course activities, and comprehensive presentations.

See What People Are Saying

“Henry is a mind changer. I took the ERSEA classes with 20 years under my belt and I still felt challenged and at no point thought it was an easy certification, he made me work for it!” 

Melody G.

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Eligibility & Admissions Bootcamp: Building Skills of Practitioners


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    March 23, 2021
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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    March 24, 2021
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    July 20, 2021
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    July 21, 2021
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