ERSEA Training

Annual Head Start ERSEA Institute in Charleston

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December 4 and 5, 2018
Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina

By attending the Head Start ERSEA Institute in Charleston on December 4-5, 2018, you will learn how to comply with the Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (or “ERSEA”) requirements in the Head Start Act and Program Performance Standards, implement best practices for ERSEA, and avoid common problems related to ERSEA.

Make sure that your Head Start or Early Head Start program has the keys to Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (“ERSEA”) success.  Recently, the Office of Head Start renewed its commitment to full program enrollment and has made grantee compliance with the ERSEA rules in the Head Start Act and revised Program Performance Standards a priority.  In fact, ERSEA is the foundation for program operations under the Head Start Performance Standards.  All Head Start and Early Head Start agencies must understand and implement these important requirements.  By attending the second annual Head Start ERSEA Institute in Charleston on December 4 on 5, 2018, you will learn about the ERSEA requirements and ensure that you possess the full set of ESREA keys to a successful Head Start or Early Head Start program.

The curriculum for this special, two-day Institute has been revised for 2018 to include discussion of recent developments, such as the Office of Head Start’s new enrollment initiative, as well as ERSEA fundamentals.  During the Institute, you will explore Head Start and Early Head Start Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance topics in detail, including:

  • Eligibility rules for Head Start and Early Head Start (including Migrant and Seasonal programs) under the Head Start Act and the Head Start Program Performance Standards;
  • Emphasis on providing services to homeless children and other vulnerable populations;
  • Eligibility verification requirements under the Performance Standards;
  • Recordkeeping and privacy rules for Head Start and Early Head Start;
  • Relationship between ERSEA and planning requirements;
  • Transitions between Early Head Start and Head Start as well as school;
  • Early Head Start services for pregnant women;
  • Developing an effective recruitment strategy;
  • Attendance requirements under the revised Program Performance Standards;
  • Suspension and expulsion rules for Head Start and Early Head Start programs;
  • Reserving enrollment opportunities;
  • Requirements for filling vacancies under the Head Start Performance Standards;
  • General approach to ERSEA under the Head Start Program Performance Standards;
  • Lessons from Head Start and Early Head Start monitoring; and,
  • Common ERSEA issues and how to avoid problems.

The second annual Head Start ERSEA Institute in Charleston will discuss these topics and other critical information about ERSEA requirements and best practices to make sure that your Head Start or Early Head Start agency has the keys to programmatic success.  In addition, when you attend the Institute on December 4 and 5, 2018, you will also have multiple opportunities across both days to ask your individual questions about Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance.

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