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

Details Price Qty
Early Bird Registration - Teams of 5 or moreshow details + $475.00 (USD)  
Early Bird Registration - Individualshow details + $525.00 (USD)  
Regular Registration - Individualshow details + $575.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 24, 2024

  • Day 1
    October 23, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Day 2
    October 24, 2024
    9:30 am - 3:30 pm


In all Head Start programs, emphasis is placed on fulfilling our charter to meet the requirements of Part 1302 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 intense focus, however, many programs overlook or minimize the importance of Part 1302 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 emphasizes 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 critical 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 targets ERSEA Team Members, Policy Council, Program Managers, and Key Management Team Members.

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 critical 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 implement the knowledge and skills learned during the training. The Tool Kit helps program professionals implement the requirements of Part 1302 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.
Changes, Cancellations and Substitutions

HGJA reserves the right to change the training or cancel 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 before your scheduled Summit; however, you may send a substitute. All cancellation and substitution requests must be received in writing.

*Team Registration

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