Wisconsin Head Start Association

Currently in Wisconsin, there are 40,300 kids, aged 3-5 years old, who are living in extreme poverty. We are proud to be serving 29% of them.

Wisconsin Head Start Association

We provide educational experiences that have been proven to help kids succeed, both while they are in school and throughout the rest of their lives.

Wisconsin Head Start Association

Head Start babies are more likely to graduate from high school, attend college and break free from the cycle of poverty into which they were born.

2019 Wisconsin Head Start Facts


Head Start & Early Head Start




Tribal Children



Latest News From Wisconsin Head Start Association

WHSA Leadership Lunch & Learn Series

WHSA Leadership Lunch & Learn Series

Wisconsin Head Start Association is offering four no-cost learning opportunities throughout Summer. Join your peers virtually on June 15, 29, July 13, and 27 for the WHSA Leadership Lunch & Learn Series consisting of: "When do we get off the roller coaster?:...

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WHSA Spring Lunch & Learn Series

WHSA Spring Lunch & Learn Series

Wisconsin Head Start Association is offering three no-cost learning opportunities throughout April. Join your peers on April 13th, 20th & 27th for the WHSA Spring Lunch & Learn Series consisting of: "Communication: Is Your Current Experience Meeting Your...

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WHSA 2022 Affiliate Scholarships

WHSA 2022 Affiliate Scholarships

WHSA Affiliate Scholarships WHSA Staff and Parent (POPS) Scholarships are annual awards made available from funds raised by the WHSA Affiliate members and event raffles. These scholarships are are dedicated to Head Start/Early Head Start parents and staff members who...

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WHSA 2022 Annual Conference

WHSA 2022 Annual Conference

Wisconsin Head Start Association is hosting the 20th annual training conference titled Virtually Unstoppable. The 2022 Annual Conference will be an exciting opportunity for professional development. Join together with other professionals from Head Start, Early Head...

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 In 2017, Wisconsin Head Start Association served…


Children with Disabilities




Foster Children


Pregnant Women

“Head Start gave us (my husband and I) both the initial tools we needed to become good students and successful professionals.”

Stephanie Gaines-Bryant

“The Head Start initiative will forever be close to my heart because it is the very place where I began interacting with the world and it has made the difference in my life.”

Crystal Swinton

“I am privileged to be part of a Head Start organization as an adult — an agency that changes lives, improves our community, and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.”

Rosalie Fernandez

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The premise of Head Start is simple: every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to reach their full potential.