Welcome to the Head Start Learning Group

Do you run or work for a Head Start or Early Head Start program? FTLF has served as a trusted adviser to Head Start agencies for over twenty years, helping programs across the country untangle the many federal grants rules. Our team can help you better understand how to comply with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and how best to prepare for and respond to monitoring reviews and audits. We're excited to offer a menu of training services for every program and every budget and look forward to continuing to provide training you can trust.

Workshops & Trainings

All workshops are held in our Washington, DC office unless otherwise noted.

      The A to Z's of Head Start

      Join us in Orlando, FL 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.

        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.

        Human Resources Requirements

        How do you keep track of HR requirements for HSPSS 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.

        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.

        Governance Training Series

        Head Start regulations require that your Governing Board and Policy Council be trained on the new Head Start Program Performance Standards. Our series of on-demand webinars is designed to guide them through the HSPPS for their required trainings on a schedule that’s convenient for everyone: view one webinar at each meeting or host an extended training session to watch the entire series at once.