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.

2022 Wisconsin Head Start Facts


16,293

Head Start & Early Head Start

1,522

MIGRANT/SEASONAL HEAD START

1,098

Tribal Children

617

STATE HEAD START

Latest News From Wisconsin Head Start Association

WHSA Challenging Behaviors Summit

WHSA Challenging Behaviors Summit

Wisconsin Head Start Association Challenging Behaviors Summit December 1-2, 2022 - WHSA Virtual Event Throughout the pandemic, challenging behaviors have transitioned from common to constant, and our staff and management teams are attempting to strategize new...

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Wisconsin Head Start Stories

Wisconsin Head Start Stories

The Project The Wisconsin Head Start Association wants to hear your Head Start story.  We are gathering stories from current HS & EHS parents and staff to help communicate the importance of Head Start and quality childcare for our communities and for our...

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Practiced-Based Coaching: Training Institute

Practiced-Based Coaching: Training Institute

Two-day Coaching Training October 20-21, 2022 The Practice-Based Coaching Training Institute (PBCTI) is an intensive 2-day event intended for coaches implementing the Practice Based Coaching model. During the PBCTI, coaches will learn how to use Practice-Based...

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WHSA Call for Presenters – 2023 Annual Conference

WHSA Call for Presenters – 2023 Annual Conference

21st Annual Wisconsin Head Start Association Training Conference February 27- March 1, 2023 at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells  Call for Presenters Conference overview: Wisconsin Head Start Association is hosting the 21st annual...

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Region V Head Start Association Regional Conference

Region V Head Start Association Regional Conference

MAKE PLANS FOR REGION 5 HEAD START ASSOCIATION 2022 CONFERENCE! WHO ATTENDS R5HSA CONFERENCE? R5HSA Conference brings together Head Start and Early Head Start professionals and friends from six (6) different states, under one roof. Gain a unique opportunity to explore...

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Step by Step: WHSA Parent and Staff Leadership Retreat

Step by Step: WHSA Parent and Staff Leadership Retreat

Step by Step: WHSA Parent and Staff Leadership Retreat November 7-9, 2022 Description: Leadership is for everyone and we need to take care of our leaders! Are you a manager? This training is for you! Are you a Head Start parent? This training is for you! Are you part...

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 In 2017, Wisconsin Head Start Association served…


2,372

Children with Disabilities

1307

HOMELESS CHILDREN

640

Foster Children

333

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.