(Recorded Webinar) Head Start Negative Findings

Duration: 80 minutes
Recorded On: 11/20/2019

The number of deficiency findings for Head Start programs has been on the rise in recent years. In fact, it's rare for programs to undergo monitoring reviews and come away with no findings.

Unfortunately, in this era of additional scrutiny and consequences, every finding counts. Failure to correct findings of non-compliance will result in deficiencies and failure to correct deficiencies can result in the termination of your program. So, what do you do if you receive a monitoring report with deficiencies or non-compliances? 

FTLF has helped many programs respond to monitoring findings over the years. On this webinar, we will share our strategies and best practices for how to:

  • Review and analyze the final report
  • Draft a proper response
  • Develop a plan to address any findings of non-compliance or deficiencies
  • Improve internal processes to prevent future findings

Target Audience

  • Executive Directors
  • Head Start Directors
  • Senior management and staff
  • Any new program personnel who will be involved in the monitoring process

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Analyze your monitoring report and understand any negative findings
  • Strengthen your Quality Improvement Plans in response to identified deficiencies or findings of non-compliance
  • Identify strategies to document and “prove up” your compliance to address negative findings
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
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Nicole Bacon, a Partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, 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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