Online • On-Demand • 3 PD Hrs
This course introduces financial basics that everyone in Head Start needs to know. Participants will learn where Head Start funds come from, how they can be used, and the responsibilities staff and governing bodies have as stewards of federal dollars.
Fiscal management can be complex and challenging. Help set your organization up for success. Retired Office of Head Start Senior Advisor Belinda Rinker, JD, and her business- and life-partner Alan Baquet, PhD, bring decades of experience to this course and introduce learners to the basics that everyone in Head Start needs to know about money.
Course authors Belinda Rinker, JD and Alan Baquet, Ph.D. discuss with former Deputy Director of Office of Head Start Ann Linehan about the importance of fiscal literacy in Head Start.
Topics include: Head Start funding sources; common budget costs; non-federal matching; general fiscal requirements; fiscal management resources; and more! Participants can access the course anytime, anywhere they have internet access, and complete the work at their own pace.
Course Level: Beginner
Target Audience: Instruction and Effective Practice, Leadership and Management, Parents and Families, Program Operations, Support Services
Course Meeting Times: None
Completion Timeline/Duration: Three hours
What are learners saying...
"This training should be viewed by all Head Start and Early Head Staff upon hire because it explains where funding comes from, who can apply for a grant, and how fiscal accountability is structured by the Office Of Head Start."
"The Fiscal Basics course provided critical information about Head Start funding and requirements in a way that was easy to understand and apply."
"I believe all fiscal personnel who are new to working with Head Start and EHS funds should attend this session, as part of an orientation piece before beginning their job. I was thrown in the deep end and started treading, having never worked with Head Start before, let alone fiscally. I would have loved to hear this information two years ago!"
"This is perfect for new professionals in the Head Start world who might feel lost with no place to start."
"What a great resource to revisit the basic fiscal responsibilities of grantees. This will be very helpful as we prepare for our Focus Area 2 review."
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