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 2023 Annual Conference

WHSA 2023 Annual Conference

Wisconsin Head Start Association is hosting the 21st annual training conference titled REFRESH, RENEW, REFOCUS. This theme references the need in every Head Start student, parent and staff member to slow down and regroup after a difficult few years. Join your...

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WHSA Annual Conference – 2023 Call for Exhibitors

WHSA Annual Conference – 2023 Call for Exhibitors

21st Annual Wisconsin Head Start Association Training Conference February 27-March 1, 2023 Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells  Join Us for Another Amazing Year Exhibiting at our Conference! Download the 2023 WHSA Exhibitor Contract:...

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WHSA 2022-23 Communities of Practice

WHSA 2022-23 Communities of Practice

Wisconsin Head Start Association 2022-23 Community of Practice: WHSA Communities of Practice (CoPs) are groups comprised of individuals with similar roles with the goal of solving common problems and developing best practices. Participating individuals engage in joint...

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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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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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 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.