2018 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Morning Sessions

The Head Start Act 101

Date: 07/13/2016 8:15-11:45 a.m.
History: New
Experience: New (1-5 years experience)
Advanced Preparation: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Applicable Audience: CEO/Executive Director
CFO/Finance Director
Finance Staff
HR Director/Manager
IT Director/Manager
Board Member
HS/EHS Director/Manager
Tracks: Head Start/Early Head Start
Type: Full
Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
CPE Credits: 3.5
Trainers: Tammy Jelinek
Applicable Audience:
CEO/Executive Director
CFO/Finance Director
Finance Staff
HR Director/Manager
IT Director/Manager
Board Member
HS/EHS Director/Manager
Learning Objectives:
1. Review the Head Start Act requirements.
2. Discuss how the Head Start Act impacts programs.
3. Explore best practices for implementation of Head Start Act requirements.
Session Description:
The Head Start Act identifies pages of guidelines that Head Start/Early Head Start (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.
If you are just starting in the HS/EHS program or just started an HS/EHS program, this session will give you an idea of what you need to learn to be successful.
In this high-level overview session 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. We will pay special attention to the areas of:
• Definitions
• Monitoring plans
• Administrative requirements
• Power and functions
• Records
• T&TA
• Qualifications and wages
• Political activities
• And more!