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The Gravely Group Trainings

In addition to these specialized trainings, Mr. Gravely is also available to serve as a keynote speaker at your next annual or state conference. Feel free to contact us.

New! Leveling the Playing Field
This training will enhance the attendee’s understanding of the Office of Head Start’s requirement to provide quality education services to all children. Children entering our p...
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New! Enhancing Safe Practices
The Office of Head Start is looking deeper into the safe practices of Head Start programs nationwide. Reportable child incidents have increased since the pandemic. Several factors ...
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New! Enrollment Reduction/Conversion
Head Start allows grantee agencies to request to reduce their enrollment slots or convert those slots from Head Start to Early Head Start, called a "change in scope request". In th...
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New! Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (D.E.I.&B) is a new federal initiative affecting all federally-funded agencies (see our blog post here).  The Gravely Group h...
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New! Focus Area One & Two Monitoring Training
Accurate monitoring practices are crucial for compliance. Whether you have been selected for monitoring this year or anticipate one in the years ahead, this training allows you to ...
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ERSEA Training
ERSEA: Proven Techniques and Procedures This workshop will provide Head Start Personnel with the tools to recruit, enroll, and retain families through proven marketing technique...
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Parent Engagement
Parent engagement is an ongoing process, and how parents choose to become involved may vary from individual to individual. Today, the person who parents a child in Head Start may b...
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Head Start PFCE Framework
PFCE Framework
The Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Framework provides programs with a research-based, organizational guide for  implementing Head Start Program Perform...
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program governance training
Program Governance
Effective Head Start governing bodies provide support and direction to guide organizations. When parents are more knowledgeable about the contents of the Head Start Act, the likeli...
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Performance Standards
Striving to improve the Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, Congress instructed the Office of Head Start to update its performance standards and to ensure any such revisio...
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board shared governance
Board, Policy Council & Tribal Council Training
At The Gravely Group, we believe that there is a critical role that nonprofits play in communities across the nation. Thus it is imperative that a nonprofit Board function at a hig...
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Multicultural Principles
Children and their families come to Head Start and Early Head Start rooted in a culture that gives them meaning and direction. The same statement is true of the staff and administr...
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School Readiness for Young African American Boys
Quality programming in Head Start and other early childhood programs incorporates knowledge of and respect for families’ cultures and implementation of best practices including q...
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Head Start CLASS training
Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Training
The CLASS Teacher-Child Observation Instrument is a vital part of the Head Start's program monitoring and designation renewal process. We all know the National Average for CLASS, b...
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head start employee onboarding
Onboarding Your Head Start Staff
Onboarding is the process by which new hires get adjusted to the social and performance aspects of their jobs quickly and smoothly, and learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and ...
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Father Engagement
Research supports that parents are the child's first teachers and play a vital role in the development and growth of the child. The father and other male significant others play a ...
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effective meetings training
Board & Policy Council Effective Meetings
Head Start leaders who attend this workshop will learn their governance roles and how to effectively conduct the business of their policy council/committee. This training will prov...
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Relationship Based Competencies
This training will focus on the 12 Relationship Based Competencies, and how to effectively make sure a program is incorporating them into their head start program, while making su...
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Client Testimonials

What They're Saying

North Carolina Community Action Association
City, State
Please know I value your leadership and respect the work you do not just here in North Carolina, but across the country. Your training, conversations and contributions are invaluable as the North Carolina Community Action Association carries out its mission of empowering agencies to help communities thrive.
Gulf Coast Community Services Association
City, State
Mere words inadequately describe the depth and breadth of appreciation to you for facilitating yet another amazing annual training for the GCCSA Governing Body. With over 45 in attendance, your compassion, competence, and creative approach to fostering a learning environment that was engagingly relevant, sustained the entire team throughout the duration.