Upcoming Events

Head Start / Early Head Start Regulation Boot Camp

10/26/2021 12:30 PM - 10/28/2021 04:00 PM (CT)

Type: Live Webinar

Industry: Nonprofits

Cost: $825

CPE Credits: 10.5

Event Contact:

Phone: 888.876.4992

Email: gfponline@wipfli.com


Why Attend

You asked, and we answered. Based on your feedback, we took our large-group training and built this online boot camp to blend regulations, best practices and action planning with the opportunity to ask your questions.

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.

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. The goal is to help you get comfortable with what HS/EHS programs need to follow to stay in compliance.

Participants declare Wipfli training “empowering,” “outstanding,” “meaningful,” “invaluable” and “relevant.” Join us from the comfort of your location. Sign up today!

Registration Fee*

  • Regular rate:  $825 per person.

*Wipfli accepts AmEx, Discover, Visa, and Mastercard.

Registration fees include:

  • Up to 10.5 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 October 12, 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.

Daily Schedule

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

12:30 pm – 4 p.m. CT

  • HS History, Regulations HS Follows, and Governance
  • The Culture of Safety and Continuous Improvement

Wednesday, October 27, 2021     

12:30 pm – 4 p.m. CT

  • HR Compliance in HS
  • Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, Attendance (ERSEA)

Thursday, October 28, 2021      

12:30 pm – 4 p.m. CT

  • Program Design (Health, Nutrition, Parent Involvement, Ratios, etc.)
  • Community Involvement AKA In-Kind and Wrap-Up

Training Workshop Outline

10.5-Hour Virtual Head Start Boot Camp

Advanced Preparation: None
Level:   Basic
Prerequisite: None
Field of Study:  Specialized Knowledge
CPE*:  10.5 credits

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:

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 one (1) hour before the training until one (1) day after the training. When the materials become available, you can access them by clicking the Materials tab in the app or desktop Menu.

*Certificate of Participation and CPE credit

  • Each person attending the webinar who needs a certificate of participation/ / continuing professional education (CPE) credits (live webinars only)
  • To receive a Certificate of Participation, participants must submit their keywords within 24 hours of the webinar:
    • Complete the Survey (located in the Menu)
    • Enter the “keywords” in the order the words were given during the webinar. We cannot provide the key words after they’ve been given
  • Upon receipt, the information will be verified and if accepted, you will receive a Certificate of Participation via e-mail within 14 business days. 

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 Internet-Based.  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 T. Jelinek, MBA
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