FTLF Partners to Present at NHSA National Head Start Conference

By | Published On: April 24, 2023

FTLF partners Nicole Bacon and Edward “Ted” Waters will present at the National Head Start Association’s (NHSA) National Head Start Conference taking place May 8-11 in Phoenix, AZ. Their two sessions, including an all-day pre-conference workshop, cover high-risk areas and compliance pitfalls commonly faced by Early Head Start and Head Start programs.

Monday, May 8

Head Start High Risk Areas Case-by-Case: Strategies to Stay Current and Stay in Compliance
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. MST

During this full-day, interactive training, Ms. Bacon and Mr. Waters will walk through real-life examples of thorny situations that occur in Head Start programs throughout the country. Using cases involving the Davis-Bacon Act, staff shortages and qualifications, federally supported property and federal interest, conflicts of interest, and communicating with the Office of Head Start, they will identify the applicable federal rules and discuss the best approaches to ensure compliance.

Tuesday, May 9

Enrollment and Attendance Reporting and Monitoring
11:00 -12:00 p.m. MST

Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) requirements have confused Head Start programs for years. Focusing on enrollment and attendance, Ms. Bacon and Mr. Waters will discuss applying the Head Start Performance Standards, reporting and monitoring practices, and the penalties for underenrollment. Additionally, this session will review the Office of Head Start’s ongoing enforcement efforts in the areas of improper enrollment and fraud.

For more information on the conference, and to register, click here.