- Start: November 16, 2021 1:00 pm
- End: November 18, 2021 4:00 pm
Refresh your understanding of key requirements under the Head Start and Early Head Start Program Performance Standards when you attend this special Head Start Smarts Virtual Institute on November 16-18, 2021.
The Head Start Program Performance Standards contain hundreds of requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Make sure that you understand the compliance obligations for your agency by attending the Head Start Smarts: Performance Standards Virtual Institute. The Virtual Institute will explain the Performance Standards’ key requirements and what your program must do to satisfy them. You will learn about important governance standards, management systems, program operations requirements, financial management rules, and administrative requirements. Specific topics include program options, education services, staffing, standards of conduct, cost sharing, planning, eligibility, disability services, health and safety, and facilities standards–to name just a few. The training will provide an overview of these and the other fundamental Performance Standards for program staff, management, the Governing Body, and the Policy Council. Register today for the three-part Head Start Smarts: Performance Standards Virtual Institute on November 16-18, 2021, to ensure that your agency is properly implementing the Program Performance Standards.
Learn about the requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start agencies in the Program Performance Standards. The Head Start Smarts: Performance Standards Virtual Institute will explain major rules in the areas of governance, management, program operations, fiscal integrity, and administration. During this exclusive online training, you will learn about the following topics:
- Implementing governance requirements and management systems
- Expectations for conduct of staff, contractors, and consultants
- Conducting compliant Head Start employee background checks
- Sources of Head Start financial management requirements
- Meeting Head Start matching (cost-sharing) requirements
- Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) requirements
- Program options and satisfying education and child development standards
- Compliance with facilities standards (including purchase, construction, and renovation rules)
- Implementing Head Start and Early Head Start health and safety standards
- Administrative requirements (including privacy and recordkeeping)
You will explore these important Head Start and Early Head Start requirements and more over the course of this three-part Virtual Institute. Each installment will also feature a live question-and-answer period. Attendees will be able to get answers to their individual Performance Standards questions.
Join your fellow members of the Head Start and Early Head Start community for the Head Start Smarts: Performance Standards Virtual Institute in November. For your convenience, the Virtual Institute will be presented in three parts. The live training will be held from 1:00 until 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (10:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time) each day from November 16-18, 2021. In addition to the live training, paid registrants will receive free access to an on-demand recording for 30 days following each session.
The first installment of the Head Start Smarts Virtual Institute will discuss governance requirements and select management systems. During this session, you will learn about governance requirements, including the responsibilities of the Governing Body and the Policy Council. In addition, the basic management systems and responsibilities of the management team will be introduced. This session will also discuss fiscal management requirements and the relationship between the Program Performance Standards and the regulations in Part 75. Following this installment, you will be able to outline the governance requirements and basic management structure for a Head Start or Early Head Start agency.
This second installment of the Head Start Smarts Virtual Institute will explain the key program operation requirements. The focus will be on the requirements found in Part 1302 of the Head Start Performance Standards. The session will begin with a discussion of the Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) requirements. You will also learn about program structure, education and child development, family and community engagement, and services for children with disabilities. After this installment, you will be able to identify the major operational requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
The final installment of the Virtual Institute will discuss facilities and other administrative requirements. This session will focus on the requirements in Part 1303 of the Program Performance Standards plus health and safety requirements found in Part 1302. First, you will learn about the facilities standards in Part 1303 and related health and safety requirements under the health program standards. You will also lean about privacy requirements for child records and transportation standards. Following this third installment of the Virtual Institute, you will be able to outline health and safety, facilities, and other administrative requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start agencies.
After completing the Head Start Smarts: Performance Standards Virtual Institute, you will be able to:
- Describe the regulatory structure for Head Start and Early Head Start programs
- Outline the Head Start governance requirements and major management systems
- Distinguish between governance and management responsibilities
- Describe the relationship between the Performance Standards and Part 75
- Identify basic financial management requirements for Head Start
- Outline human resources requirements (including background checks and conduct)
- Identify the Head Start cost-sharing (matching) requirements and acceptable match
- List the steps for completing a proper eligibility determination
- Outline Head Start education and child development requirements
- Identify the key health, safety, and facilities standards for Head Start programs
- Describe the administrative requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start
This three-part series is recommended for all Head Start and Early Head Start professionals as well as Governing Body and Policy Council members. This course is suitable as an overview of the major requirements under the Head Start Program Performance Standards but may be attended as a refresher for registrants with prior experience. No advance preparation and no prerequisites are required to attend.
Each installment in the Head Start Smarts: Virtual Institute is recommended for three (3) hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the field of specialized knowledge. Credit is available only for the live sessions, and attendees will need to answer at least 9 of 12 questions asked during each installment to receive credit for that session. The experience level for each installment in this series is basic/overview. No prerequisites for attendance exist, and no advance preparation is required.
R. Brian Tipton is a practicing attorney with more than two decades of experience working with nonprofits, governmental units, and other grant-funded organizations across the United States. Currently, Brian is Managing Director with Kirk Private Client Law, LLC, 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.