Issues for Head Start Programs to Consider in 2021

January 27, 2021

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Some of the words used to describe 2020 include unprecedented, hellacious, apocalyptic, challenging, devastating, and unexpected. Without a doubt, the most impactful feature of the year was the COVID-19 global pandemic which caused us to introduce new words into our vocabularies, like social distancing, quarantine, WFH, and Zooming. The Head Start community did an amazing job to transform the way they worked to meet the needs of the country’s most vulnerable communities by safely providing high-quality services both remotely and in-person. In addition to the pandemic, we saw good and bad changes in the DRS (Designation Renewal System), entered the new and strange world of virtual monitoring in the FY2021, AMS (Aligned Monitoring System), and learned of changes to the Uniform Guidance. As we move into 2021, we will start the year off with a new president and administration. 

Join Ted and Nicole as they discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly events and issues of the last year and the corresponding impact on Head Start programs for 2021.

Target Audience

  • Head Start Leadership, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs,
  • Head Start Directors
  • Program and Other Managers and Coordinators
  • Other Key Staff
  • All are welcome

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify changes to Head Start requirements during 2020
  • Gain insight on how the ever-changing landscape surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic will affect operations in 2021
  • Develop strategies for compliant operations for 2021 and beyond
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/27/2021 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
01/27/2021 - 2:30pm EST


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 Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted focuses his practice on helping organizations to solve problems. Ted’s expertise in financial, cost reporting, reimbursement, and administrative issues is widely recognized, and illustrated by his selection as a 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in health care. Ted routinely handles challenging issues for clients such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


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  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Head Start Leadership, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, Directors, Managers, Coordinators, and other key staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (8) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance


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