(Recorded Webinar) Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) and Program Design Under the New HSPPS

The Head Start Program Performance Standards require that staff that conduct eligibility determinations receive training on the Head Start eligibility requirements within 90 days of conducting those determinations on the job. The performance standards also require governing body and policy council members to receive training on the eligibility requirements within 180 days of their term. This webinar will help your program comply with the often-confusing eligibility rules, and ensure that all of your employees who determine eligibility get needed training and that governing body and policy council members have an understanding of the rules as well. We'll cover not only the basics of the Head Start eligibility process but also discuss the consequences of knowing violations of the eligibility rules.

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Target Audience

Eligibility Workers, Eligibility Managers, ERSEA staff, Executive Directors, Head Start program Directors, other senior staff, governing body and policy council members but all are welcome.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe what the Head Start eligibility rules are;
  • Observe where the pitfalls lie for your program in determining eligibility;
  • Know what documentation your program should maintain regarding eligibility; and
  • Other topics related to recruitment, selection; enrollment and attendance.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
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Nicole Bacon

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]

Certificates of Attendance are available for all webinars (both live and recorded) for the registered attendee upon completion of the webinar.

A blank Certificate of Attendance will be available for organizations to issue to attendees that viewed the webinar (either live or on-demand).  Due to the online nature of the training course, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP does not certify that the attendee actually viewed the course.  A supervisor at the organization should sign the certificate, and therefore, certifies that the attendee viewed the course.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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