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



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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect: An Integrative Framework for Enhancing Trauma-Informed Practice Across Systems (Two-Day Workshop) Click Here to...

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Social Media Recruiting Trainings & Toolkit

Social Media Recruiting Trainings & Toolkit

WHSA Social Media Trainings & Toolkit The project: Are you ready to begin leveraging social media to combat enrollment and recruitment difficulties? If so, look no further! Wisconsin Head Start Association has been working in collaboration with SparkSpace Creative...

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WHSA EHS Summer Camp

WHSA EHS Summer Camp

A Wisconsin Head Start Association Early Head Start training event! Click Here to See the Full Event Schedule! Description: Summer...

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Sleeves Up for the Kids!

Sleeves Up for the Kids!

Sleeves Up for the Kids - Wisconsin Vaccine Outreach Project Description: Sleeves Up For The Kids is a vaccine promotion project in the state of Wisconsin aiming to reduce vaccine hesitancy in the large, socially and economically vulnerable early care and education...

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 In 2017, Wisconsin Head Start Association served…


Children with Disabilities




Foster Children


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.