Texas Head Start Association (TXHSA) Summer Head Start Conference – Houston, TX


  • Day 1
    July 15, 2024
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2
    July 16, 2024
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 3
    July 17, 2024
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 4
    July 18, 2024
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Texas Head Start Association (TXHSA) advocates for the provision of high-quality, comprehensive early childhood education services to children from low-income families across Texas. By supporting and enhancing the work of Head Start programs, the TXHSA aims to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed in school and life. This collaboration aims to significantly enhance the quality and effectiveness of advocacy and professional development programs for Head Start educators and administrators across all of Texas’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

ERSEA Re-Certification: Building on Established Foundations – (Hybrid) (In-Person, Chicago, IL and Virtual)


  • Day 1
    July 9, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    July 10, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This session will strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills for meeting the requirements outlined in Part 1302 of the federal regulations regarding Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA). Participants will explore new ideas, strategies, solutions, and best practices for successfully leading, managing, and implementing ERSEA processes. Ultimately, the session will assist programs to understand better that ERSEA means access to services, not service delivery.

TXHSA & HGJA Partnership ERSEA Review and Exam: Successful Completion of Core Competencies – (Hybrid) (In-Person, San Antonio, TX and Virtual)


  • Day 1
    October 3, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    October 4, 2024
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The ERSEA Certification Review and Exam is a day-and-a-half session to prepare each participant for the comprehensive ERSEA Certification Exam. The Exam includes 100 questions designed to test each participant’s skills, knowledge, and understanding of the ERSEA process. Upon satisfactory completion of the Certification process, the ERSEA Certification will be good for one (1) year. After one year, it must be renewed by the completion of a ERSEA Re-Certification training and successful completion of the Re-Certification exam.

TXHSA & HGJA Partnership ERSEA Level Two Course: Implementing the Requirements – (Hybrid) (In Person, Dallas, TX and Virtual)


  • Day 1
    August 7, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    August 8, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

The TXHSA has collaborated with H.G. Jones & Associates to provide a training that builds on the basics established in Level One. It develops a further understanding of the regulations, provides ideas for implementation, and places an emphasis on systems management. Level Two focuses on best practices in implementation and management that make ERSEA processes successful.

TXHSA & HGJA Partnership ERSEA Level One Course: Understanding the Fundamentals – (Hybrid) (In-Person, Houston, TX and Virtual)


  • Day 1
    July 16, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    July 17, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

The TXHSA has collaborated with H.G. Jones & Associates to strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills for meeting the requirements outlined in Part 1302 of the federal regulations regarding eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance (ERSEA) in Head Start. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the ERSEA regulations and the impact of the Head Start Act on eligibility and accessibility issues, such as in the cases of Homeless and Over-income families.

ERSEA Review and Exam: Successful Completion of Core Competencies – (Hybrid) (In-Person, Chicago, IL and Virtual)


  • Day 1
    December 4, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    December 5, 2024
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The ERSEA Certification Review and Exam is a day-and-a-half session to prepare each participant for the comprehensive ERSEA Certification Exam. The Exam includes 100 questions designed to test each participant’s skills, knowledge, and understanding of the ERSEA process. Upon satisfactory completion of the Certification process, the ERSEA Certification will be good for one (1) year. After one year, it must be renewed by the completion of a ERSEA Re-Certification training and successful completion of the Re-Certification exam.