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 over 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 upcoming 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

Upcoming Webinars
TitleDate & TimeDuration
Managing Head Start Human Resources
1 pm ET
90 min
On-Demand Webinars
TitleWatch On-DemandDuration
Monitoring Tips70 min
Industry Update: Understanding Information Memorandum ACF-IM-HS-22-07 on Reporting Child Health and Safety IncidentsAvailable Now!50 min
Cost Share/Match90 min
To Ask or Not to Ask: Discussing Issues with Your Regional Office and Federal Officials75 min
“Long COVID” and Head Start Agencies’ Legal Obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Other Disability Rights Law
Available Soon!
60 min
Political Activities60 min
The Top High-Risk Areas for Head Start Programs60 min
Eligibility for Governing Bodies90 min
Two-Part Series: Federally Supported Property for Head Start Programs40 min/ea
SNAP and Head Start Eligibility90 min
Emergency Preparedness90 min
Best Strategies for Head Start Organizations to Avoid the Legal Challenges of Remote Work Arrangements90 min
Time & Effort for Head Start90 min
Data Management & Privacy60 min
This webinar is presented in Spanish
75 min
Federally Supported Property60 min
Walk Through the AMS 2.0 FY2021 Protocols90 min
Head Start at the BarAvailable Now!90 min
Designation Renewal System UpdateAvailable Now!90 min
How Do You Fill Out the SF-429?90 min
Contractor vs. Delegate90 min
Negative FindingsAvailable Now!90 min
GAO Report Findings for Head StartAvailable Now!90 min
Data Management and Privacy ChallengesAvailable Now!90 min
Conducting Internal InvestigationsAvailable Now!90 min
Understanding the Davis-Bacon ActAvailable Now!90 min

Workshops & Trainings

*We hope to resume in-person trainings soon, but until it is safe to do so, we will keep all events in our virtual classroom. Once we reopen, we will offer both a virtual and an in-person attendance option. Read the latest updates here.

            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.

            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.

            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.

            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 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.


            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.