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.

Live & Recorded Webinars

Upcoming Webinars
TitleDateTime(ET)Watch On Demand
Navigating Social Media5/30/20183 PMPre-Order Recording
Time and Effort Reporting6/27/20183 PMPre-Order Recording
Environmental Health & Safety7/11/20183 PMPre-Order Recording
Previously Recorded Webinars
TitleDateTimeWatch On Demand
Property Management & Federal Interest------Available Now!
Managing Human Resources Requirements------Available Now!
Qualifications for Head Start Staff------Available Now!
ERSEA------Available Now!
Monitoring/Continuous Improvement------Available Now!
Privacy Procedures: Step-by-Step Implementation Guide------Available Now!
Immigration and Eligibility------Available Now!
Non-Federal Share Match------Available Now!
Fiscal & Management Issues: Part II------Available Now!
Fiscal & Management Issues: Part I------Available Now!
Privacy Issues Under the New Performance Standards------Available Now!
Head Start & Health Center Collaboration------Available Now!
Overview of Changes Under the New HSPPS------Available Now!

Featured Services

TitleDateTimeWatch On Demand
Governance Training Series------Available Now!

Workshops & Trainings

Operations Training

How do you apply the HSPPS requirements to your Head Start program? Learn how to mitigate compliance issues in areas like ERSEA, fiscal integrity, grants management, human resources, privacy issues, program structure, and more!


Human Resources

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.


How to Prepare for Monitoring in the New Era

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.


Fiscal Management

What do the HSPPS and Uniform Guidance require from Head Start programs? This training covers key finance areas like compensation, cost principles, facilities and property, financial management, reporting requirements, and more.