Upcoming Events

Head Start/Early Head Start Hot Topics

2/8/2021 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM (CT)

Type: Live Webinar

Industry: Nonprofits, Governments

Cost: $550

CPE Credits: 6.0

Event Contact:

Phone: 888.876.4992

Email: gfponline@wipfli.com


Training Seminar Outline

Advanced Preparation: None

Level: Overview

Prerequisite: None

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

CPE: 6.0 credit(s)


Nothing stays the same. In the regulatory environment, we know that more than anyone. If you are part of a Head Start/Early Head Start program and want to know the latest updates and have a chance to get your questions answered, this session is for you. We will explore three hot topics in today’s agencies: the roles and responsibilities of the Board and Policy Council, ERSEA, and non-federal match aka in-kind.

Roles and responsibilities of the Board and Policy Council

Over the past few years, much more scrutiny has been placed on policy councils and boards, and regulations and requirements are changing all the time. You need to know what the roles are and how they differ to help keep your agency in compliance.

Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA)

Head Start/Early Head Start programs have a specific set of requirements to assist program leaders in identifying, recruiting and selecting those children and families with the most need in their communities. In this session we focus on all of the eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment and attendance requirements of 45 CFR Part 1302, Subpart A, best known by the initials ERSEA.

Non-federal match aka in-kind

Are you finding it hard to generate in-kind? Is answering the question, “Is this in-kind?” your responsibility?  Does generating in-kind fall on your shoulders? In this session we will discuss the tools, techniques and regulations of generating, calculating and documenting non-federal match. Make generating in-kind the responsibility of everyone in your program.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore guidance on the Head Start Act and the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
  2. Share best practices for implementing new ideas in the program.
  3. Review the common pitfalls to avoid.

Daily Schedule

Thursday, February 8, 2021      

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Board and Policy Council – Roles and responsibilities

11:00 a.m. – Noon: Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA)

Noon – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch break

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Program community share –Non-federal match aka in-kind

Registration Fee

$550 per connection

My Wipfli Nonprofit and Government Membership Service members automatically receive an additional $25 discount per registrant!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made after February 1, 2021, will be charged a $100-per-person cancellation fee. If you cancel, you may send a substitute from your organization. Participants who register but neither attend nor cancel are charged for their full registration fee. Call 888.876.4992 for questions about this policy.

Be Prepared:

You will receive the webinar access information from GoToWebinar upon registration as well as reminders one day and one hour prior to the training. Materials will be available 24 hours before. A link to access them will be in the email.



Tammy Jelinek
Tammy T. Jelinek, MBA
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