(Recorded Webinar) Head Start Reopening

This course is closed for new enrollments. If you are currently enrolled in the course and have not passed your expiration date, you will still be able to view the recording.

Duration: 90 minutes
Webinar recorded on: 6/17/2020

COVID-19 saw many Head Start and Early Head Start programs close. As we begin reopening, employees, enrolled children and families, and their communities have questions. This question-and-answer webinar will address common questions posed to programs as they begin reopening.

  • What questions will you ask of employees and enrolled children and families about their health and contact with others that may be sick or at risk?
  • What policies and procedures should I think about having in place?
  • What questions do you employees have about public health preparedness?
  • What questions may you face regarding domestic relations issues during the pandemic?
  • What health and safety needs does your program have and how can they be met?
  • What if employees and children do not want to return?
  • Can employees avoid work, avoid discipline and get paid by Head Start?
  • Do we bring all employees back at once?
  • What about safety protocols for operations?
  • Do we need to provide employees with PPE?
  • Do we need a preparedness plan?
  • What cleaning and maintenance do we need to do?
  • How do we comply with social distancing?
  • What do we do if someone tests positive or has symptoms after return?

Target Audience

  • Executive Directors
  • Head Start Directors
  • But all are welcome!

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify potential situations that could pose challenges for the organization during reopening
  • Explain frequently asked questions and refer to resources that discuss those topics
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]


Serving as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Federal Grants, Health Law, and Litigation & Government Investigations practice groups, Kristen represents universities, non-profit and for-profit organizations facing legal actions under Federal health care and grant regulations in addition to the False Claims Act and Civil Monetary Penalties Laws. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schwendinger served for nearly eight years as an attorney and senior counsel in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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