Performance Standards

Third Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in Las Vegas

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February 23 and 24, 2017
The Tropicana, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada

Ensure that your Head Start or Early Head Start program is fiscally fit.  Attend the Third Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 23 and 24, 2017, to make certain that your agency stays up-to-date on fiscal integrity requirements and remains in compliance with the revised fiscal management rules under the new Head Start Program Performance Standards to common fiscal integrity problems.

Sound fiscal management has always been critical to the success of every Head Start and Early Head Start program, but fiscal integrity has become even more important following the federal Office of Head Start’s recent implementation of the first new Head Start Program Performance Standards in over two decades.  By attending this special, two-day Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute, you will not only learn about the new Performance Standards and how they affect fiscal management (including what has and has not changed), but you will also stay up-to-date on recent developments in grants management, law, policy, and accounting and auditing, that impact Head Start fiscal integrity.  This yearly training event features a new curriculum for 2017 with an emphasis on current developments and how you and your Head Start or Early Head Start agency should respond to remain in compliance with the new program rules and other requirements.  The Third Annual Head Start Fiscal Integrity Institute will also examine common fiscal management issues and how to address these problem areas.

The two-day conference in Las Vegas will help your Head Start or Early Head Start program maintain sound fiscal management practices under the revised Head Start Performance Standards.  During this unique Institute, you will explore Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal integrity issues in detail, including:

  • The impact of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards on fiscal integrity;
  • Fiscal management red flags and how your program can avoid these common problem areas;
  • Recent changes to the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance and the HHS implementing regulations in Part 75;
  • Ensuring cost allowability and avoiding disallowances;
  • Meeting matching requirements and generating in-kind contributions;
  • Proper management of program income and unrestricted funds (including fundraising issues);
  • Fiscal integrity issues related to facilities and property management;
  • The role of internal controls and risk management under the new Performance Standards and how to strengthen your agency’s internal controls;
  • Transition from A-133 audits to the new Subpart F standards (including revisions to the latest version of the Audit Compliance Supplement); and,
  • Effectively addressing fiscal integrity issues.

In addition to discussing these topics and more to provide you with critical information about fiscal integrity requirements to ensure that your program has a sound fiscal management system, there will be ample opportunities during both days of the Third Annual Head Start Fiscal Fitness Institute for you to get answers to your questions about Head Start and Early Head Start fiscal management.

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Head Start Smarts: The New Performance Standards in San Antonio

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December 13 and 14, 2016
Hilton Palacio del Rio (on the River Walk)
San Antonio, TX

Take a deep dive into the requirements that Head Start and Early Head Start programs must now meet under the new Head Start Program Performance Standards during our two-day Institute in San Antonio on December 13 and 14, 2016.

Are you prepared for the new Performance Standards? The federal Office of Head Start recently announced the much-anticipated new Head Start Program Performance Standards.  The new Performance Standards represent the biggest changes to the rules for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in over twenty years.  These new rules are effective November 7, 2016, with some provisions phased-in over the next five years.  Our all-new, two-day Head Start Smarts: The New Performance Standards Institute will take an in-depth look at the revised Head Start Performance Standards, what they mean for Head Start and Early Head Start agencies, and what programs must do to remain in compliance with Head Start and Early Head Start requirements.  By attending this exclusive training, you will learn about the new Performance Standards in detail and will gain practical information that can be applied to help your agency in meeting the new Performance Standards.

The training will explain the requirements for Head Start and Early Head Start agencies not only under the new Performance Standards but also under relevant provisions of the Head Start Act and grants management rules.  The Head Start Smarts: The New Performance Standards Institute will be an intensive “boot camp” for both experienced management, staff, and governing body and Policy Council members, as well as those new to Head Start and Early Head Start, to prepare them for the new world of Head Start.

This special, two-day  Institute in San Antonio is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards to ensure that your agency remains in compliance with program requirements.  During the Institute, you will explore the Head Start and Early Head Start Performance Standards and related requirements, including:

  • Key differences between the old and new Head Start Performance Standards;
  • Structure of the new Head Start Performance Standards;
  • Implementation timeline of the Head Start Performance Standards over the next five years (2016 through 2021);
  • Governance requirements under the new Head Start Performance Standards (including impasse policies);
  • Requirements for management systems and program administration (including fiscal integrity, human resources, privacy and recordkeeping, and quality improvement);
  • Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) requirements;
  • Program operations and educational services under the new Head Start Performance Standards;
  • Requirements for parent, family, and community engagement;
  • Services to children with disabilities under the new Performance Standards;
  • Health and safety requirements;
  • Facilities rules (including construction, renovation, and purchase) under the new Head Start Performance Standards;
  • Requirements related to transportation services;
  • Monitoring and recompetition requirements under the new Head Start Performance Standards;
  • Enforcement actions and appeals under the new Performance Standards; and,
  • Relationship between the Head Start Performance Standards and the Head Start Act and other grants management rules.

In addition to discussing these key topics and more as part of an in-depth exploration (and explanation) of the new Head Start Performance Standards, you will also have ample opportunities over both days of the Head Start Smarts: The New Performance Standards Institute to ask and get answers to your individual questions about the new Performance Standards and how they affect your agency.

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