Head Start/Early Head Start Regulation Overview Preconference

Check-in for the Head Start Regulation Overview Preconference is on Sunday, July 9, 2017, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Session Date and Time

Sunday, July 9, 2017, 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m.
Monday, July 10, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Session Information

Tracks: Head Start/Early Head Start
History: New
Type: Full
Experience: All (All levels of experience)
Level: Overview
Advanced Preparation: None
Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Lead Trainer: Tammy Jelinek, MBA, Senior Manager
Additional Trainers: Katherine Eilers
Applicable Audience: Board Member; CEO/Executive Director; CFO/Finance Director; Finance Staff; HR Director/Manager; HS/EHS Director/Manager; HS/EHS Program Staff

Session Description:

The Head Start Act identifies pages of guidelines that HS/EHS programs need to follow to stay in compliance. When you are implementing the Head Start Act, there are numerous things to consider, including how decisions impact your program. In this overview we will explore the Head Start Act and give you time to learn where to find information and dig into the details once you are back at the office. And since the Head Start Act goes hand-in-hand with the HSPPS, we will explore the highlights of all of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) (45 CFR Parts 1301-1305). Our goal is to help you get comfortable with what HS/EHS programs need to follow to stay in compliance. We will pay special attention to the areas of:

  • Definitions (they sometimes differ depending on the regulation)
  • Administrative requirements (administrative limitations, non-federal match [a/k/a in-kind], following 45 CFR Part 75)
  • Power and functions (governing body, policy council, policy committees, and administrative requirements)
  • ERSEA (eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance)
  • Records (what to keep, how to keep it, and for how long)
  • Qualifications and wages (background check, minimum staff requirements)

The best part is that this preconference sets you up to attend the in-depth sessions offered throughout the conference, including:

  • HS/EHS Non-Federal Share/In-Kind/Match: No Matter What You Call It, You Have to Have It! (Tuesday, 7/11/17, 1:30-5 p.m.)
  • Head Start Monitoring Protocol (Wednesday, 7/12/17, 8:15-11:45 a.m.)
  • EHS/HS Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) (Wednesday, 7/12/17, 1:30-5 p.m.)
  • Davis-Bacon Act for HS/EHS (Wednesday, 7/12/17, 3:25-5 p.m.)
  • Top Challenges Facing HS/EHS Directors (Thursday, 7/13/17, 8:15-11:45 a.m.)
  • Budgeting for HS/EHS Directors (Thursday, 7/13/17, 8:15-9:50am)
  • HS/EHS 15% Administrative Limit: From Legislation to Implementation (Thursday, 7/13/17, 10:10-11:45 a.m.)
  • HS/EHS Working Together for the Mission (Thursday, 7/13/17, 3:25-5 p.m.)
  • HS/EHS: The Best Kept Secret—Now Stop It! (Friday, 7/14/17, 8:15-9:50 a.m.)
  • HS/EHS Financials: Helping the Board and PC (Friday, 7/14/17, 10:10-11:45 a.m.)

Learning Objectives:

1. Explore how the Head Start Act and the HSPPS impact each other.
2. Discuss how the Head Start Act and HSPPS impact your program.
3. Share ideas, thoughts, and best practices of ongoing leadership with these new requirements.

CPE credits: 10.5

Registration Fee

$675 to attend this preconference only. Save $100 if you attend both this preconference and the full conference. More details here.



Also see Uniform Guidance Preconference, The Budget Calendar: A Roadmap for Financial Success with Abila MIP Fund Accounting,, Intacct Advanced Reporting and Insights, or Full Conference Schedule.

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