(Recorded Webinar) Head Start At the Bar

This course is closed to new enrollments.

Duration: 90 minutes
Webinar recorded on: 10/21/2020

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
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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]

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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