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Training & Technical Assistance
For Head Start Professionals

Gravely Means Progress

The Gravely Group offers a variety of trainings for your Head Start program throughout the year to help keep your program going strong!


Melvin J.  Gravely
The Gravely Group

Trainings & Workshops

What We Offer

The Gravely Group training follows a three step strategy that always includes professional objectives, specialized content support, and proactive exercises.

Program Governance

Program Governance Trainings

Understanding the policies and the structure of the program governance will ensure a strong Head Start program that will function as mandated in the Head Start Act

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Program Management

Program Management Trainings

Covering everything from CLASS, to ERSEA, to federal monitoring reviews, our Program Management Trainings can help you program prepare for all aspects of day-to-day management.

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PFCE Framework

Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework Trainings

The (PFCE) Framework provides programs with a research-based, organizational guide for implementing the Performance Standards for parent, family, and community engagement.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Trainings

Head Start leaders will learn practical approaches to developing short and long- term plans to meet these federal expectations while improving organizational outcomes, staff morale, and family engagement.

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Effective Meetings Handbook

Order your copy of our Boards & Policy Council Effective Head Start Meetings Training Guide. Recently updated and re-issued with all the latest information you need to run productive meetings in your program every day.

$14.95 per guide.
10% off when you buy two or more.

Kelly Bear Books

Order your copies of the Kelly Bear Feelings or Kelly Bear Health. Kelly Bear books are great tools to use in your classroom or for parent engagement activities.

$49.00 per package of 10 books.


The Gravely Group Head Start Clients

The Gravely Group has provided services to more than 100 Early/Head Start programs and presented at dozens of regional, state, and national conferences.

Green Lamp, Inc
Kinston, NC
This training has been very valuable for our policy council chair and our other members, as they actually see a better overview of what is involved in being on the Policy Council. They also get to see more of the Board and the other staff and how they integrate into this wonderful system of Head Start/Early Head Start. Mr. Gravely is really good at engaging our parents and our boards into talking about what they need to know and what they haven’t learned at this point in their careers with Head Start. Read More
Stark County Community Action Agency
Canton, OH
As a former board member serving as Vice Chair of the Stark County Community Action Agency, I understand the importance of knowing Head Start policies and procedures. At the same time, I know that parent involvement is ESSENTIAL to the total Head Start operation. The Gravely Group provides sound, regulation-based training that helps programs thrive and achieve operational goals and objectives. With training provided by the Gravely Group, any organization will be equipped to satisfy Head Start requirements and provide youth with the fundamental skills and knowledge base they need to be successful. Read More
North Carolina Community Action Association
City, NC
You made our most recent board retreat a hit by providing timely and impactful information that we must use to effectively govern. Also, I wou ld like to thank you for providing training over the past years at our annual conferences. Your leader definitely contributes to the growth of our association as we strive to meet the needs of our low income and disadvantaged citizens throughout North Carolina. Read More

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Our mission is to provide exceptional guidance to ensure excellent Early Head Start and Head Start programs, whether you hire us or not.

What Does Project 2025 Say about Head Start?

July 20, 2024
First, we want to say that The Gravely Group is a non-partisan entity. We do not endorse any political party or candidate. However, when...
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Summer Activities for Preschoolers

June 23, 2024
There are plenty of fun and engaging activities for preschoolers to enjoy during the summer. Here are a few activities you can share with...
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