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.

2022 Wisconsin Head Start Facts


16,293

Head Start & Early Head Start

1,522

MIGRANT/SEASONAL HEAD START

1,098

Tribal Children

617

STATE HEAD START

Latest News From Wisconsin Head Start Association

WHSA Management Matters

WHSA Management Matters

WHSA Management Matters Managers, supervisors and team leaders of all levels, join us as a team or solo, for two and a half days of virtual management training from Wipfli, Rebecca Schueller Training & Consulting, Julie Nicholson (Co-Founder/Co-Director of the...

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WHSA Governance Toolkit

WHSA Governance Toolkit

Description: A strong Governance System is built on clear processes, adherence to requirements, and development of positive relationships between management and Governing Bodies, which are essential to support compliance, continuous improvement and innovation. This...

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WHSA Annual Conference – 2024 Call for Exhibitors

WHSA Annual Conference – 2024 Call for Exhibitors

February 27-March 1, 2023 Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells Join Us for Another Amazing Year at our Conference! Call for Exhibitors deadline has passed. Contact brians@whsaonline.org with any questions.  General Information: Wisconsin...

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WHSA 2024 Annual Conference

WHSA 2024 Annual Conference

Wisconsin Head Start Association is hosting the 22nd annual training conference titled Caring, Compassionate, Committed. This theme references the ability of every Head Start staff member to to show genuine concern for the well-being of others, to empathize with their...

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Supported Staff Build Supported Communities

Supported Staff Build Supported Communities

Description: The Head Start Associations of Wisconsin & Minnesota are working together to bring you a truly special event! "Supported Staff Build Supported Communities" will be a hybrid-modeled event that will take place on October 23-25, 2023 at the Lismore Hotel...

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WHSA Communities of Practice 2023-24

WHSA Communities of Practice 2023-24

Wisconsin Head Start Association Communities of Practice 2023-24 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 individuals engage in...

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 In 2021, 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