Head Start Training Package

Pre-Order Your 2024 Plan

Our Head Start Training Package is designed for Head Start and Early Head Start organizations who are looking to build out and enhance their Training and Technical Assistance programs. This annual plan provides your organization with fifteen hours of live training, a wealth of information in the on-demand webinar library, discounted registration for FTLF's three-day crash course in how to manage a Head Start program, plus special pricing on our Governance and Policy Council training series and ERSEA FAQs series. Additionally, package holders will receive complimentary access to Industry Update webinars and other resources that provide timely advice in emerging risk areas and legal/regulatory changes.

Learn more about the Head Start Training Package here.

Live & On-Demand Webinars

(*) Indicates webinars that are included in the 2023 Head Start Training Package.

Upcoming Webinars
TitleDate & TimeDuration
Managing Head Start Non-Federal Share/Matching Requirements*12/13/23
1 p.m. ET
75 min
On-Demand Webinars
TitleWatch On-DemandDuration
Tips for Providing Head Start Services When Facing Potential Budget Cuts*Available Now! 75 min
Contractors, Subrecipients, Delegates or "Partners:" Choosing the Best Agreement Under Your Head Start Grant*Available Now!75 min
ERSEA FAQs SeriesAvailable Now!90 min/ea
Managing Complex Property Issues for Head Start Grantees*Available Now!75 min/ea
Eligibility for Governing Bodies*Available Now!75 min
Managing Multiple Funding Streams: Blended and Braided Funding*Available Now!75 min
Walking the DEI Tightrope: Balancing Head Start Workforce Diversity Initiatives without Tripping Over Potential Legal Risks*Available Now!90 min
Discovering the Facts and Determining What to do Next: How to Conduct Internal InvestigationsAvailable Now!75 min
When to Report Head Start Health and Safety Incidents*Available Now!75 min
Walk Through the AMS 2.0 FY2023 Protocols*75 min
90 min
Understanding the Davis-Bacon Act: What's Covered and What's Not?*75 min
Applying Head Start Staff Qualifications in the Midst of Staff Shortages*75 min
Managing Head Start Human Resources90 min
Monitoring Tips*70 min
Industry Update: Understanding Information Memorandum ACF-IM-HS-22-07 on Reporting Child Health and Safety IncidentsAvailable Now!50 min
Cost Share/Match*90 min
To Ask or Not to Ask: Discussing Issues with Your Regional Office and Federal Officials*75 min
“Long COVID” and Head Start Agencies’ Legal Obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Other Disability Rights Law60 min
Political Activities*60 min
The Top High-Risk Areas for Head Start Programs*60 min
Two-Part Series: Federally Supported Property for Head Start Programs40 min/ea
SNAP and Head Start Eligibility90 min
Best Strategies for Head Start Organizations to Avoid the Legal Challenges of Remote Work Arrangements*90 min
Time & Effort for Head Start*90 min
Complex Cost Issues for Head Start*Available Now!90 min
Data Management & Privacy*60 min
This webinar is presented in Spanish
75 min
Contractor vs. Delegate*90 min
Negative Findings*Available Now!90 min
GAO Report Findings for Head Start*Available Now!90 min

Workshops & Trainings

Mastering ERSEA

This workshop will provide an in-depth examination of the ERSEA requirements, answer frequently asked questions, and discuss approaches to common ERSEA challenges faced by Head Start programs.

Head Start Governance Training Series

Over thirteen on-demand webinars, your organization’s governing body and policy council will learn how to competently and efficiently carry out their respective roles in your Head Start program. 

Fiscal Management

Join us for a two-day training addressing the hottest fiscal issues affecting Head Start programs since the release of the performance standards. Attendees will leave this hands-on training with practical tips and techniques as well as slides, supplementary sources, sample checklists and documents.

Human Resources: The Life Cycle of the Head Start Employment Relationship

How do you keep track of HR requirements for HSPPS on top of federal and state HR laws? This training covers the Head Start requirements like staff qualifications and competencies as well as common employment law risk areas such as background checks and personnel policies.

FTLF's Annual Head Start Leadership Conference

Join us for a crash course on managing a Head Start program. Whether you’re brand new to Head Start leadership or need a refresher on recent changes and revised federal rules, this overview will leave you feeling confident about your program’s ability to meet and maintain compliance with its programmatic obligations.

Acing Your Monitoring Review

Join us to learn key strategies for acing your monitoring review and best practices that will allow your program to be “review-ready” every day.

Risk Management

Our newest Head Start workshop will guide you through questions to assess whether your program's written policies can adequately handle key risks and vulnerabilities to your operations caused by the pandemic. The following week, after you've been able to use the risk assessment tool to conduct an internal review on your program, participants will gather for a brief follow-up to discuss questions and concerns.