ERSEA Certification Level Two Cluster Training – Columbus, GA

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  • February 22, 2018 - February 23, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In all Head Start programs, emphasis is understandably placed on fulfilling our charter to meet the requirements of Part 1304 of the regulations that guide early childhood development and health services, family and community partnerships, and program design and management. As a result of that strong focus, however, many programs overlook or minimize the importance of Part 1305 of the regulations,which defines who should receive services in communities and how grantees should identify and reach them in fulfillment of grant commitments. 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, such as:

  • Using a team approach to ERSEA design and execution
  • Defining ongoing roles and responsibilities
  • Using key agency assets in ERSEA, including the community assessment, strategic plan, self assessment, program information report, service delivery plans, and selection criteria
  • Developing agency work plans for implementation

This training is targeted for:

ERSEA Team Members, Board Members, Policy Council, Executive Directors, Program Managers, Key Management Team, Child Care Partners, and Key Community Partners

Learning Outcomes:

Programs will:

  • Have a plan to use a team approach to ERSEA design and management
  • Have an in-depth analysis of its ERSEA processes and an outline of possible solutions to important issues
  • Have an outline for the development of a comprehensive ERSEA plan
  • Have strategies for resolving ERSEA issues in the future

Take Home – Materials

Level Two includes a comprehensive manual designed to help your program to implement the knowledge and skills learned during the training. The Tool Kit helps program professionals implement the requirements of Part 1305 and includes:

  • Easy-to-use guides for analyzing your community assessment, establishing recruitment targets, and developing selection criteria
  • Detailed implementation strategies for complying with ERSEA regulations
  • Best practices for meeting and maintaining funded enrollment levels
  • Using a team approach to work plan development
  • Appendices and references that further support the requirements and ideas for implementation

Agenda at-a-Glance

Day One

  • Overview
  • The importance of ERSEA to the Head Start vision
  • Key ERSEA requirements you must know
  • Development of ERSEA teams
  • Assessment and planning of community assessment

Day Two

  • Assessment and planning
  • Age and family income requirements
  • Recruitment of children targets and strategies
  • Selection committees and criteria
  • Enrollment and re-enrollment strategies
  • Attendance, policy on fees, and overall compliance
  • Wrap-up and evaluation

Participants must arrange their own travel and lodging. Cancellations and payment policies vary among hotels. Be sure to inquire about your hotels policies.

Hotel Recommendations:

Courtyard Marriott
800 Front Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901
Phone #: (706) 324-1800

Doubletree by Hilton
5351 Sidney Simons Boulevard
Columbus, GA 31904
Phone #: (706) 327-6868

For Reservations:

Holiday Inn-Mart Plaza

Contact: Luis Diaz, Reservation Manager
312-836-5000 ext. 5289
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 836-5000

Changes, Cancellations and Substitutions

HGJA reserves the right to make changes in the training or cancel a training if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond its control prevail. Registrants will be contacted in the event of a cancellation. HGJA’s liability will be limited to the refund of the training registration fee only. Cancellations can be made up to ten business days before your scheduled training: your registration fee will be refunded less a $50 fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than ten business days prior to your scheduled Summit ; however, you may send a substitute. All cancellation and substitution requests must be received in writing.

*Team Registration

Teams of three or more must register and send payment by the Early Bird Deadline or Regular rates will apply.