Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA)

Washington, DC US
July 29, 2019 to July 30, 2019

Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA) requirements have confused Head Start programs for many years. For some provisions, the language alone is intricate and tricky to understand, but even those rules that appear straightforward can be difficult to implement and apply to real-life situations. This workshop will provide an in-depth examination of the ERSEA requirements, answer frequently asked questions, and discuss approaches to common ERSEA challenges faced by Head Start programs.

Who is included in the "family" and what is "income"?

Income eligibility will be a major focus on the workshop. While the Head Start program recognizes the many family structures that exist in today’s world, doing so complicates the income eligibility determination process because there are so many variations. The workshop will cover key questions related to Head Start eligibility, including:

  • Which individuals count as “family”?
  • What money counts as “income”?

How do you determine and verify eligibility based on public benefits, homelessness, foster care?

Beyond income, there are other ways to be deemed eligible for Head Start services, especially for children and pregnant woman. The workshop will cover other common paths to eligibility and discuss strategies for determining and verifying eligibility under these methods.

Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance

Head Start services must be designed to meet the needs of your community. As a result, how your program structures selection criteria and sets priorities, matters, and must ensure that those families most in need receive services. The workshop will cover:

  • Planning a recruitment strategy and who should be involved in the process
  • Screening and other deadlines triggered by Head Start enrollment
  • Strategies to comply with Full Enrollment Program Instruction
  • Requirements for monitoring and reporting attendance under the Head Start Performance Standards
What's Included?
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch & learn with NHSA staff
  • Course materials
  • Networking happy hour with other Head Start Programs

Target Audience

  • Eligibility Workers
  • Eligibility Managers
  • ERSEA staff
  • Executive Directors
  • Head Start Program Directors
  • Other senior staff
  • But all are welcome!

Learning Objectives

After this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Head Start ERSEA rules
  • Identify which terms need to be defined in your organization's internal policies and procedures
  • Know what types of documentation eligibility staff should collect and maintain to verify income eligibility
  • Outline how to conduct internal monitoring to verify whether your program is in compliance with the Head Start ERSEA requirements
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 12.00 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course opens: 
03/15/2019
Course expires: 
10/30/2019
Event starts: 
07/29/2019 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
07/30/2019 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$1,999.00
Washington, DC
Monday, July 29, 2019- Tuesday, July 30, 2019
*All specific agenda times are subject to change*
 

Day 1

Monday, July 29, 2019    
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 amIntroductions
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Income Eligibility (What is "income")
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pmIncome Eligibility (Who is included in "family")
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Working Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:45 pmEligibility based on Public Benefits
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Eligibility based on Foster Care and Homelessness
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmQ&A and Wrap-Up

Day 2

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:15 amRecruitment, Selection, Enrollment, Attendance
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pmRecruitment, Selection, Enrollment, Attendance (cont.)
12:00 pm - 12:15 pmQ&A and Wrap-Up
FTLF Training Center
1129 20th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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Travel

Hyatt Place Washington DC/Georgetown/West End 
2121 M St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 838-2222

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Washington, DC 20037
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The St. Gregory Hotel - Dupont Circle 
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Washington, DC 20037
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The Embassy Row Hotel
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The Dupont Circle Hotel
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Washington, DC 20036
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Hilton Garden Inn - Washington DC/Georgetown Area
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Embassy Suites - Georgetown
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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]

Participants can earn up to 12 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Eligibility Workers, Eligibility Managers, ERSEA staff, Executive Directors, Head Start Program Directors, Other senior staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 10.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 12.00 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/15/2019
Course expires: 
10/30/2019

Price

Cost:
$1,999.00
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