Eligibility & Admissions Compliance Bootcamp: Building Skills of Practitioners (Live Virtual Training)


  • Day 1
    February 22, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    February 23, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This training Bootcamp is designed to assist staff in local Head Start and Early Head Start programs to strengthen their skills and knowledge related to Eligibility and Admissions Compliance. This two-day live session will provide ideas, strategies, and solutions to ensure ongoing compliance with Federal, State, and local mandates. An emphasis will be placed on (more…)

ERSEA Level One Course: Understanding the Fundamentals – (Hybrid) (In-Person Chicago, IL and Live Virtual Training)


  • Day 1
    March 28, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    March 29, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This training is designed to strengthen participants knowledge and skills that are required 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 as well as the impact of the Head Start Act on eligibility and accessibility issues such as in the cases of Homeless and Over Income families.

ERSEA Level Two Course: Implementing the Requirements – (Hybrid) (In Person, Chicago, IL and Live Virtual)


  • Day 1
    April 19, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    April 20, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This training 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.

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


  • Day 1
    June 15, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    June 16, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

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


  • Day 1
    June 28, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    June 29, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Description Additionally, some programs fail to take a team approach to setting realistic goals, objectives, and activities that compound this error by their failure to successfully assess current ERSEA processes, train staff and other key stakeholders and manage risk related to ERSEA implementation. Fortunately, the problems that exist are solvable and this training can assist (more…)

Family Engagement: Managing the Partnership Development Process (Live Virtual Training)


  • Day 1
    July 27, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    July 28, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

The training session will demonstrate the key elements for Family Engagement and Development with specific activities understand the mandates, organize families and increase outcomes. The session provides CDC Planning Guides and Resources related to COVID-19. In addition to the OHS PFCE framework and tools on how to encourage, involve, and measure families’ involvement at different (more…)

ERSEA Level One Course: Understanding the Fundamentals – (In-Person, Chicago, IL and Virtual) (Hybrid)


  • Day 1
    September 28, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Day 2
    September 29, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This training is designed to strengthen participants knowledge and skills that are required 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 as well as the impact of the Head Start Act on eligibility and accessibility issues such as in the cases of Homeless and Over Income families.

Community Assessment Training: Setting a Foundation for Program Planning (Live Virtual Training)


  • Day 1
    October 12, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    October 13, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

The community assessment provides a foundation for all of a program’s planning.  It is critical that key management team members have knowledge and skills that encompasses the specific regulatory requirements, process management, systemic techniques, and data gathering strategies, plus the skills required to analyze and properly utilize the assessment information for grant development and program (more…)

ERSEA Level Two Course: Implementing the Requirements – (Live Virtual Training)


  • Day 1
    October 25, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    October 26, 2023
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This training 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.