Upcoming Events

Head Start/Early Head Start Regulation Boot Camp in Atlanta, GA

10/20/2020 08:00 AM - 10/21/2020 05:00 PM (ET)

Type: In Person Event

Industry: Nonprofits, Governments, Tribal Gaming and Government

Cost: $950

CPE Credits: 14

Event Contact:

Phone: 888.876.4992

Email: gfponline@wipfli.com

Event Location:

Wipfli LLP

235 Peachtree Street NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

The health, well-being and safety of all registrants is our top priority. With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are closely monitoring each event and will be updating registrants accordingly.

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Why Attend:  

Welcome to the grant-funded world of Head Start! 

You asked, and we answered. Based on your feedback, we took our large group training and built this two-day boot camp to be a small, group-oriented action learning where we blend regulations, best practices and action planning with the opportunity to ask your questions. The smaller group setting (no more than 25 professionals) allows for more focused knowledge sharing. 

If you are new, if you have been around a while and want a refresher, if you are program oriented, if you are fiscal oriented — welcome. There will be something for everyone.


  • Early-bird rate:  $850 per person if registered by September 21, 2020
  • Regular rate:  $950 per person if registered after September 21, 2020

Registration fees include:

  • Up to 14 CPE credits in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour. 
  • Reference materials (any PowerPoint presentations and/or additional references) available for download. 
  • Refreshment breaks.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made after September 21, 2020, will be charged $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.


Wipfli LLP
235 Peachtree Street NE (Oconee Meeting Room)
Atlanta, GA  30303 


Tuesday, October 20, 2020 

8 – 8:30 a.m.                           Registration and Light Refreshments
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.                   Head Start/Early Head Start Boot Camp
12 – 1:30 p.m.                           Lunch (will be provided)
1:30 – 5 p.m.                             Head Start/Early Head Start Boot Camp

Wednesday, October 21, 2020     

8 – 8:30 a.m.                             Light Refreshments
8:30 a.m. –12 p.m.                    Head Start/Early Head Start Boot Camp
12 – 1:30 p.m.                           Lunch (will be provided)
1:30 – 5 p.m.                             Head Start/Early Head Start Boot Camp


2-Day Head Start/Early Head Start Regulation Boot Camp

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 20-21, 2020; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Advanced Preparation: None
Level:   Overview
Prerequisite: None
Field of Study:   Specialized Knowledge and Applications
CPE*:  14.0 credit(s)

HS and EHS are some of the largest federally funded programs. The Head Start Act and the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) contain pages and pages of guidelines that HS/EHS programs need to follow to stay in compliance. 

When you are implementing these regulations, there are numerous things to consider, including how decisions impact your program. In this boot camp, 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 HSPPS (45 CFR Parts 1301-1305). And though this is not a two-day Uniform Guidance (UG) training, we will certainly highlight areas of the UG regulations (45 CFR Part 75) in the areas of allowable costs and procurement. 

The 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, spending of federal funds, and nonfederal match [aka in-kind]).
  • 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).

From running the program to working with the board and policy council to collaborating with the fiscal department, this boot camp will help you discover action items to take back to the program to help you get up to speed and make an impact.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore how the Head Start Act and the HSPPS impact each other and your program.
  2. Discuss how working with each department enhances the overall impact of the program.
  3. Take away ideas, thoughts and best practices of ongoing leadership with these requirements.

BE PREPARED:  Download your materials two weeks prior to training

All reference materials (any PowerPoint presentations and/or additional references) for this training workshop will be available online two weeks prior to the start of the training workshop. For your convenience, you will have access to the online materials for two weeks following the training workshop.

Please download the materials before the training workshop to your computer/device and bring your computer/device with you to the training workshop. If you prefer to print the materials, please bring them with you because paper copies will not be available on site.

Internet access and power outlets will be available. Please limit internet access to checking email and accessing training workshop materials. You will receive a workbook on site for hands-on activities. Registered attendees will receive an email when the materials are available online. 


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.

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Tammy Jelinek
Tammy T. Jelinek, MBA
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Event Location:

Wipfli LLP

235 Peachtree Street NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30303