Head Start ERSEA Boot Camp
- Start: September 26, 2023 2:00 pm
- End: September 27, 2023 4:00 pm
Head Start eligibility rules have changes! Make sure that you understand eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance requirements by registering for this special, two-part online ERSEA Boot Camp on September 26 and 27, 2023.
Does your Head Start or Early Head Start agency have the knowledge to ensure compliance with current eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment and attendance (ERSEA) requirements? With recent changes to the ERSEA performance standards and expanded eligibility rules, now is the perfect time for detailed ERSEA training. When you attend this two-part ERSEA training, you will learn about all the important requirements in this critical area. The first installment of the Boot Camp will explain requirements for eligibility and best practices for eligibility verification determinations, including recent changes that have expanded Head Start and Early Head Start eligibility. The second installment will explain the rules for recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance, in comprehensive yet easy-to-understand terms. This training will provide you with the essential knowledge of ERSEA requirements that all Head Start and Early Head Start professionals need.
With a convenient online format that you can attend from the comfort of your office (or home), the Head Start ERSEA Boot Camp will help you better understand these fundamental program requirements. As a bonus, paid attendees will receive complimentary access to an on-demand recording of both installments in addition to being able to attend the live training. Register today for this special, two-part online ERSEA training on September 26 and 27, 2023.
By attending the Head Start ERSEA Boot Camp, you will learn about more than just the major requirements for eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance. You will also learn about ERSEA best practices and how to avoid common mistakes in eligibility determinations and other areas under ERSEA. Key topics that will be covered during this essential training include:
- Recent changes to Head Start and Early Head Start eligibility;
- Requirements for acceptable eligibility determinations;
- Head Start and Early Head Start eligibility categories;
- Proving eligibility for Head Start and Early Head Start;
- Defining the program’s service area;
- Importance of the community needs assessment;
- Determining recruitment strategies;
- Head Start and Early Head Start selection criteria;
- Enrollment and requirements to fill open slots;
- Head Start and Early Head Start attendance requirements;
- Suspension and expulsion in Head Start; and,
- Preventing mistakes in eligibility determinations.
You will learn about these and other important issues related to ERSEA during the two-part Boot Camp. In addition to the presentation, each installment will also feature a question-and-answer session and you will be able to ask the speaker your individual questions about ERSEA. You will also be able to review the training at your leisure because your paid registration includes 30 days of access to the recorded version of entire Boot Camp.
The Head Start ERSEA Boot Camp features two extended installments over two days. The Boot Camp will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, and Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Each installment is scheduled to last two hours from 2:00 until 4:00 pm EDT, and will also feature a dedicated question-and-answer period. In addition to the live event, registrants will receive free access to an on-demand recording for 30 days following each installment of the Boot Camp.
The Office of Head Start recently announced expanded eligibility requirements for participating in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Make sure that you understand current eligibility requirements. The first installment of the Head Start ERSEA Boot Camp will focus on eligibility. Join attorney Brian Tipton as he explains the rules for Head Start and Early Head Start eligibility as well as the requirements for verifying eligibility under the Program Performance Standards. The training will also include practical exercises illustrating common issues in making eligibility determinations. After participating in the installment of the Boot Camp, you will be able to list the requirements for Head Start eligibility and outline the steps for eligibility verification.
Eligibility is just one aspect of ERSEA. The second installment in the Head Start ERSEA Boot Camp will explain the rest of the "ERSEA alphabet." During this session, you will learn about the requirements for recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance under the Head Start Program Performance Standards. You will also learn about related issues that are also covered under the ERSEA regulations, including suspension and expulsion and fees. In addition, Attorney Brian Tipton will answer your questions about ERSEA. After attending this session, you will be able to identify the key Head Start and Early Head Start requirements related to recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance.
During the Head Start ERSEA Boot Camp you will learn about the eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. After attending this training, you will be able to do the following:
- Identify current eligibility requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start;
- Outline the Head Start eligibility verification process;
- Identify when Head Start and Early Head Start eligibility re-verification is required;
- List the elements of an acceptable community needs assessment;
- List factors influencing recruitment strategies and selection criteria;
- Distinguish enrollment and attendance;
- Identify requirements regarding attendance;
- Identify when open enrollment slots must be filled; and,
- Outline Head Start’s policy concerning suspension and expulsion.
The Head Start ERSEA Boot Camp is intended for Head Start and Early Head Start professionals with responsibilities related to eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance. This two-part series will benefit Governing Body members, Policy Council members, Executive Directors, Head Start and Early Head Start Directors, Education Directors, Center Directors, program staff, Family Service Workers, and enrollment specialists.
Each installment is recommended for two hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the field of specialized knowledge. However, State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Credit is available only for the live webinar, and attendees will need to answer at least 8 of 10 questions during the live event to receive credit for that webinar. The experience level for each webinar is overview. There are no prerequisites for attendance, and no advance preparation is required.
R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than two decades’ worth of experience working with nonprofits, governmental units, and other grant-funded organizations across the United States. Currently, Brian is Managing Director with Tipton KPCL in Atlanta, where he heads the firm’s tax-exempt and grant-funded solutions practice. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the Louisiana State University and the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. Brian regularly represents grant-funded entities of all types in the areas of regulatory compliance, audits, funding source disputes, administrative appeals, and litigation. Brian also consults with organizations on governance, human resources, programmatic, and corporate matters, and develops and presents training programs for nonprofits and grant-funded organizations.
BONUS: All paid registrants will receive free access for 30 days to on-demand recordings of each live session.