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


15,441

Head Start & Early Head Start

457

MIGRANT/SEASONAL HEAD START

1,115

Tribal Children

699

STATE HEAD START

Latest News From Wisconsin Head Start Association

WHSA Community of Practice Kick-Off Event

WHSA Community of Practice Kick-Off Event

Wisconsin Head Start Association Community of Practice Kickoff Event About this Event: 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...

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WHSA Welcome Back (BoD, Affiliates, & 1-Hour Welcome Back)

WHSA Welcome Back (BoD, Affiliates, & 1-Hour Welcome Back)

WHSA Fall BoD & Affiliate Welcome Back: Join the WHSA Board of Director and Affiliate members in a special 1-hour "Welcome Back" presentation on October 7th, 2020. This presentation will be for all WHSA members. WHSA Board of Director and Parent/Staff Affiliate...

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WHSA 2020 State Supplemental Information

WHSA 2020 State Supplemental Information

Wisconsin 2020 HS/EHS State Supplemental Grant Application: https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/forms/pdf/f1833.pdf WHSA 2020 State supplemental Directors Call: 7/13/20 https://vimeo.com/438913046/50df365e42  

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Practice-Based Coaching: Implementation Academy

Practice-Based Coaching: Implementation Academy

PRACTICE-BASED COACHING What is the Practice-Based Coaching Implementation Academy? The PBC Implementation Academy is the next generation of the PBC Leadership Academy (PBC LA) that had previously been offered by Regional TTA or National Center staff. The PBC...

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WHSA 2020 Staff Affiliate Scholarship

WHSA 2020 Staff Affiliate Scholarship

Click Here to Download the 2020 Staff Affiliate Scholarship ApplicationOR Click Here to be Directed to WHSA Parent Affiliate Scholarship Opportunities The Staff Affiliate Scholarship is an annual scholarship made available from funds raised throughout the year by the...

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2020 WHSA Parent Affiliate “POPS” Scholarships

2020 WHSA Parent Affiliate “POPS” Scholarships

Click Here to Download the 2020 Parent Affiliate "POPS" Scholarship Application OR Click Here to be Directed to WHSA Staff Affiliate Scholarship Opportunities “Positive Opportunities for Parents” (POPS) Scholarship Who is eligible? Any current Early Head Start or Head...

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2019 WHSA Fact Sheet

2019 WHSA Fact Sheet

Click below to download the 2019 WHSA Fact Sheet [gview file="https://whsaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/HS19-WISCONSIN-HEAD-START-FACTS-TRIFOLD_2OLD.pdf"] The 2019 Wisconsin head Start Association Fact Sheet is a compilation of data from the following sources:...

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The Spirit of Head Start

The Spirit of Head Start

The Spirit of Head Start By: Dr. Tim Nolan What really makes the work of Head Start special? It's all about SPIRIT!! Spirit is a passion in our approach to our work. It may appear as … • A person driven to accomplish important work - operating with deep...

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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.