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About WHSA

Who We Are

The Wisconsin Head Start Association (WHSA) is a private not-for-profit membership organization representing over 16,000 young children and their families and over 4,000 staff composing the 62 Head Start/Early Head Start programs–including American Indian and Migrant/Seasonal programs–in Wisconsin.

The purpose of WHSA is to:

  • Provide a network for information, training, advocacy, support, and action for directors, parents, and staff of Head Start & Early Head Start programs in Wisconsin;
  • Gather and disseminate information about Head Start in Wisconsin;
  • Provide assistance to state, regional, and national Head Start agencies and organizations; and
  • Advocate for Head Start children and families.

Our Vision

We are an association of leaders dedicated to assuring the availability of comprehensive top quality services for children and families in our state. We will accomplish this through advocacy, the delivery of professional development services, and the creation of unique resources for people and organizations committed to families. We strive to continue to strengthen Head Start and Early Head Start programs for the benefit of children and families.