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2017 Parent & Staff Scholarship Opportunities

How do I apply? Applications must include Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director’s signature to be considered complete. All completed applications must be received at the WHSA office or emailed no later than Thursday, Apr...
 
 
General
 

Focus 2020- Strategic Plan

Focus 2020- Strategic Plan WHSA is starting a strategic planning process and asking parents, staff, directors, state partners, child care partners, friends and anyone who can give feedback to aid the Board in creating a plan wi...
 
 
General
 
WHSA 2014 Annual Report
WHSA 2014 Annual Report
WHSA 2014 Annual Report
 

 
Research - Reports
 
Sequestration Impact on Head Start NHSA
Sequestration Impact on Head Start NHSA
Sequestration Impact on Head Start NHSA

NHSA – Sequestration’s Impact on Head Start

The National Head Start Association has released a new summary of sequestration’s damaging impact on Head Start’s children, families and communities.
 
 
Research - Reports
 
Medical Xpress
Medical Xpress
Medical Xpress

Study shows link between Early Head Start and reductions in child abuse

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Portland State University (PSU) and Harvard University have found that low-income children who participate in Early Head Start are less likely to suffer abuse at home than their peers who are not...
 
 
Research - Reports
 
Teacher Interaction
Teacher Interaction
Teacher Interaction

Study: States’ Methods for Rating Preschool Quality Fail to Predict Children’s Readiness for Kindergarten

AUGUST 22, 2013  AUDREY BREEN According to findings published today in the journal Science, publicly funded pre-kindergarten classrooms that received the highest marks in quality rating systems used by the majority of states ar...
 

 
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Child Care Unaffordable INFOGRAPHIC
Child Care Unaffordable INFOGRAPHIC
Child Care Unaffordable INFOGRAPHIC

Child Care Unaffordable For Low-Income Families (INFOGRAPHIC)

Child care costs have risen in recent years while the federal minimum wage has not. In most states, a single parent working a minimum wage job 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year,
 
 
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Kids Count 2013
Kids Count 2013
Kids Count 2013

KidsCount 2013 Data Book

KidsCount has new and revised data about Wisconsin children: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data#WI/2/0  Some data is available by county or school district.    
 
 
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Growing Portion
Growing Portion
Growing Portion

A Troubling Trend Continues: A Growing Share of Wisconsin Schoolchildren are Low-Income

by TAMARINE CORNELIUS Original article  Tuesday, May 21, 2013 The number of Wisconsin children who are from low-income families has climbed for the ninth straight year, according to a new report from the state’s Department of P...