(Recorded Webinar) ERSEA FAQs: Part III
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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 series will provide an overview of the ERSEA requirements, answer frequently asked questions, and discuss approaches to common ERSEA challenges faced by Head Start programs.
Part III: Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance
In the final webinar, we will discuss how to plan the recruitment strategy and who should be involved in the process. 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.
In addition, we will cover screening and other deadlines triggered by Head Start enrollment, review strategies for compliance with Enrollment PI, and explain the requirements for monitoring and reporting attendance under the Head Start Performance Standards.
Part I - Income Eligibility: Who is included in the "family" and what is "income"?
Part II - The other paths to eligibility: How do you determine and verify eligibility based on public benefits, homelessness, foster care?
- Eligibility Workers
- Eligibility Managers
- ERSEA staff
- Executive Directors
- Head Start Program Directors
- Other senior staff
- But all are welcome!
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Understand the Head Start requirements for recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance;
- Identify which terms need to be defined in your organization's internal policies and procedures;
- Outline how to conduct internal monitoring to verify whether your program maintains full enrollment, conducts effective recruitment and selection, and ensures regular attendance pursuant to the Head Start requirements.
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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