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 Mental Wellness Seminar

WHSA Mental Wellness Seminar

Mental health and emotional wellness have always been important issues in the Head Start and Early Head Start community. As a result of the global pandemic, all HS/EHS employees have experienced unprecedented levels of trauma, hardship and personal difficulty. Join us...

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WHSA Social Media Kit

WHSA Social Media Kit

Celebrate and promote awareness of Head Start than the by sharing stories of success! WHSA We all know about the importance of data, but it is the stories that make data come alive. WHSA is excited to release the below media packet and story collection project in...

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Program Operations in a Virtual World

Program Operations in a Virtual World

Program Operations in a Virtual World A WHSA training Seminar Join WHSA for two days of sessions providing guidance on how to leverage technology and relationships virtually.  Sessions will include tech advice, supporting relationships and parent engagement, virtual...

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WHSA 2021 Annual Conference – Call for Presenters

WHSA 2021 Annual Conference – Call for Presenters

19th Annual Wisconsin Head Start Association Training Conference February 22-24, 2021 Virtual Conference  Call for Presenters Conference overview: Wisconsin Head Start Association is hosting the 19th annual training conference titled Stronger Together. This theme...

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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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 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.