22nd Annual Wipfli National Training Conference | Caesars Palace | July 11-16, 2021 22nd Annual Wipfli National Training Conference Online

Why attend?

This preconference provides detailed, practical and actionable information on Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) program regulations.

Wipfli’s top trainers will help you get comfortable with HS and EHS regulations and guidelines to help you stay in compliance.

Through stories, examples, and exploring the regulations, you will walk away knowing more about:

  • Definitions (they sometimes differ depending on the regulation)
  • Administrative requirements (administrative limitations, spending of federal funds and nonfederal match)
  • Power and functions (governing body, policy council, policy committees and administrative reports)
  • ERSEA (eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance)
  • Records (what to keep, how to keep them and for how long)
  • Qualifications and wages (background check, minimum staff requirements)




Tuesday, July 13, 2021
8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. HS/EHS Regulations Overview Preconference (Part 1)
12–1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30–5 p.m. HS/EHS Regulations Overview Preconference (Part 2)

Seminar details

Head Start/Early Head Start Regulations Overview Preconference

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
History: Updated
Type: Full
Experience: All (All levels of experience)
Level: Overview
Advanced Preparation: None

Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized knowledge
Qualifies for Yellowbook: Yes
Trainers: Tammy Jelinek, MBA, Principal, NGP
Ciara Leahy, Senior Manager, NGP
CPE: 7 credits*


Session description:

When you are implementing the Head Start Act, there are numerous things to consider, including how decisions impact your program. And since the Head Start Act goes hand-in-hand with the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), we will explore the highlights of all the HSPPS (45 CFR Parts 1301-1305). Together we identify where to find information and dig into the details of guidelines that HS/EHS programs need to follow to stay in compliance. Our goal is to help you get comfortable with what HS/EHS programs need to follow to stay in compliance.

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.

*National Registry of CPE Sponsors: Wipfli LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.

Instructional Delivery: Group-Live. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaint, cancellation, and refund policies, please contact our offices at 888.876.4992.

Registration fee

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Cancellation policy: Cancellation Policy: The health, well-being and safety of our participants and staff is our top priority. With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are closely monitoring this conference and will be updating participants accordingly if any changes need to be made. Please consider delaying purchasing your flight and/or hotel accommodations until closer to the conference and know their change/cancellation policies. If Wipfli cancels the on-site conference, you will have the option of applying your registration fee to the virtual conference or requesting a refund of your registration fee.

If Wipfli does not cancel, cancellations made after June 18, 2021 will be charged $100 per person cancellation fee. If you cancel, you may send a substitute from your organization or transfer your registration fee to a future seminar without penalty. Participants who register but neither attend nor cancel are charged for their full registration fee. Call 888.876.4992 for questions about this policy.