Head Start At the Bar

October 21, 2020

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Head Start is full of requirements and while each organization is different, the same rules apply to everyone. Between the Head Start Program Performance Standards, state regulations, and federal law requirements under the Uniform Guidance, it can be challenging to keep everything straight. In the era of the Designation Renewal System (DRS), getting it wrong can have significant negative consequences.

On this webinar, FTLF attorneys will discuss some of the major existing and emerging high-risk areas for Head Start programs. We will discuss the challenges you face every day in key topic areas every Head Start leader needs to understand, including:

  • Head Start Human Resources Requirements
  • Self-disclosures (including health and safety violations)

In addition to explaining the key compliance requirements of these topics, we will also describe realistic strategies to meet these standards, and discuss how to resolve common concerns your program may face. 

Whether you are brand new to Head Start leadership or need a refresher on recent changes to the rules, this overview will leave you feeling confident about your ability to understand key legal issues affecting Head Start programs and how to handle some of the murky areas of compliance.

Target Audience

All are welcome, but we think those in the following roles will find this training especially helpful:

  • Executive Director/ Head Start Director
  • Experienced Directors/Senior Management
  • HR Director/Manager
  • Eligibility Staff
  • Grant Manager
  • Finance Staff
  • Any staff new to Head Start or newly promoted to a leadership role

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Describe the main laws that apply to Head Start Programs
  • Identify realistic solutions for common operational concerns
  • Discuss key risk areas for Head Start compliance



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/21/2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/21/2020 - 2:30pm EDT


Nicole, a Partner at FTLF, works in the firm’s Federal Grants, Litigation, and Health Law practice groups. Nicole offers her clients specialized guidance in compliance with federal grant law including specific programmatic requirements as well as the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements of Federal Awards. Nicole represents a variety of community-based organizations, before State and Federal courts as well as administrative bodies. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.8 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 6 of the polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within five (5) business days.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Experienced Directors/Senior Management, Experienced Staff, New Directors/Senior Management
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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