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.

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Latest News From Wisconsin Head Start Association

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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2020 Practice-Based Coaching: Training Institute

Two-day Coach Training March 11-12, 2020 The Practice Based Coaching Training Institute (PBCTI) is an intensive 2-day event intended for coaches implementing the Practice Based Coaching model. During the PBCTI, coaches will learn how to use Practice Based Coaching to...

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18th Annual WHSA Training Conference

2020 WHSA Annual Conference Head Start Strong: 2020 and Beyond! The 18th Annual WHSA Training Conference will be held at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells on February 24-26, 2020. The theme for this year's conference is “Head...

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WHSA Call for Exhibitors – 2020 Annual Conference

18TH ANNUAL WISCONSIN HEAD START ASSOCIATION TRAINING CONFERENCE February 24-26, 2020 at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells  CALL FOR EXHIBITORS Download the 2020 WHSA Exhibitor Contract by clicking the link below: [gview...

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2019 State Supplemental Grant Information

Webinar Links: 2019 Wisconsin State Supplemental Webinar #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK_F7T2gt6g&feature=youtu.be 2019 Wisconsin State Supplemental Webinar #2: https://youtu.be/VH1YE29kl0w State Supplemental Application: Wisconsin State Supplemental...

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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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“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.