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 Event Cancellations: COVID-19

The following events have been cancelled as a a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic: The WHSA Spring Quarterly: April 6-8, 2020 WHSA Advocacy Day at the Capitol: April 7, 2020 WHSA Health Community of Practice: April 22, 2020 WHSA/STGi CLASS Observation Training:...

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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

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

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

Click below to download the 2019 WHSA Fact Sheet 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 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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Class Reliability Refresher Training

Getting ready to complete your annual recertification and want to join with others to review your observation and coding skill before beginning?  The Wisconsin Training and Technical Assistance Network is providing a virtual training opportunity to support your...

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“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.