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 2022 Annual Conference

WHSA 2022 Annual Conference

Wisconsin Head Start Association is hosting the 20th annual training conference titled Virtually Unstoppable. The 2022 Annual Conference will be an exciting opportunity for professional development. Join together with other professionals from Head Start, Early Head...

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Wisconsin Head Start Stories

Wisconsin Head Start Stories

The Project The Wisconsin Head Start Association wants to hear your Head Start story.  We are gathering stories from current HS & EHS parents and staff to help communicate the importance of Head Start and quality childcare for our communities and for our...

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WHSA 2022 Annual Conference – Call for Presenters

20th Annual Wisconsin Head Start Association Training Conference February 28-March 2, 2022 Virtual Conference  Call for Presenters Conference overview: Wisconsin Head Start Association is hosting the 20th annual training conference titled Virtually Unstoppable. The...

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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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 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.