Illinois Head Start Association GOLD Online Application

Participation in the IHSA license enables eligible programs to receive $0.25/portfolio discount. This discount is offered only to approved programs in the Illinois Head Start Association. The primary authorized administrator or his/her designee should complete this form on behalf of all of the sites/schools in the organization or school district.

The Illinois Head Start Association (IHSA) will serve as a broker of Head Start/Early Head Start data and respectively aggregate data in a meaningful way that accurately describes Head Start and Early Head Start services. Each Head Start and Early Head Start Grantee will manage and control their own data. The Vision and Guiding Principles for the Illinois Head Start/Early Head Start data infrastructure may be found on the IHSA website, www.ilheadstart.org or may be requested by calling the IHSA office at (217) 241-3511.

Registration is required to receive this dramatic discount to participate in GOLD.

Get started with your subscription:

Illinois Head Start participants need to submit an online form to register for this special offer. Only one application per organization/school district is required. The primary authorized administrator or designee should complete this form on behalf of all of the sites/schools under the purview of the organization or school district.

This is the subscription process:

  1. Complete the registration form.
  2. The registration information will automatically be sent for review.
  3. Our staff will use the information you’ve provided to continue the subscription process and will contact you.
  4. The authorized agent in the organization or school district will be sent a Subscription Agreement.
  5. The agent signs the Subscription Agreement and returns it to Teaching Strategies along with payment or purchase order.

Next steps:

Please be aware that this form does not subscribe you. Teaching Strategies will contact you to complete the subscription process.

Once your Subscription Agreement has been processed, you will be invited to register for free online orientations to the system. You may also register other administrators in your organization. We recommend that every administrator who will either manage the system for their site/school or will be responsible for training and supporting staff in their use of the system, participate in the free online sessions.

Once your online orientations are complete, administrators can begin to set up licenses by entering programs and sites, and give access to teachers. We are here to support you with free technical support from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. ET and free ongoing implementation support and consultation from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET.