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Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 68 counties in the state of Wisconsin. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.

Wisconsin Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Wisconsin Head Start Program Database:

United Migrant Opportunity Services Inc. (MSHS)
Milwaukee WI 53207-1450
UMOS is funded as a direct grantee agency by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) through the Office of Head Start (OHS). UMOS Wisconsin operations are also funded as a delegate agency of the Teaching and Mentoring Communities (TMC), located in Texas. Both grantee and delegate programs provide Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) services to migrant children and their families. UMOS operates Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs in Wisconsin and Missouri, though the grantee funding.
Next Door Foundation, Inc.
Milwaukee WI 53210-3116
Next Door offers pregnant mothers and parents with children age Birth to 5, Home-based, Part-Day, Full-Day, Before & After School Care and Kindergarten Summer Camp program options. Enrollment in one of Next Door Foundation’s Early Childhood Education programs can be done year round.
Red Cliff Head Start Program (AIAN)
Bayfield WI 54814-4818
The Red Cliff Early Childhood Center offers Early Head Start in a home based and center based setting. The home base option serves thirty-six participants ranging from prenatal through age three in the home environment through regular weekly and monthly visits. The center based program option serves thirty-two children ranging from 6 weeks to 3 years old. The center based program has four classrooms. The Head Start Program can serve up to 50 children ages three-five years in a center based setting. The Head Start Program has three classrooms The Red Cliff Early Childhood Center also has a Kindergarten Readiness Program through the Department Of Indian Education; Ojibwe language revitalization ANA grant; a wrap-around Child Care Program; and a Child Wellness Program titled LAUNCH which is funded through SAMSHA.
Renewal Unlimited, Inc.
Portage WI 53901-3400
Head Start is a federally funded program offered to families who have a child 3-5 years of age and who meet income guidelines within the counties of Adams, Columbia, Dodge, Juneau and Sauk. We believe all families need and deserve support and respect as their child’s first teacher. We strive to meet all the developmental needs of children and families including educational, health, nutrition, social-emotional, emotional, and special needs concerns. We assist families in gaining the opportunities they need to succeed through linking families to community resources and continuous parent involvement. School readiness preparation and parent/family engagement are key concepts of the Head Start Program.
Head Start is a free, federally funded preschool/family program operated in almost every county in the country, serving children three to five years old.
Sheboygan Human Rights Associaton, Inc.
Sheboygan WI 53081-8477
Head Start is a free kindergarten readiness preschool for 3 and 4 year olds in Sheboygan County. Head Start's goal is to improve the lives of income eligible children by providing quality comprehensive child development services that are family focused, including education, health, nutrition, and mental health. Family income must be at or below the federal poverty guideline though some exceptions may be made. Children must be 3 years of age by September 1st.
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program
Dodgeville WI 53533-1545
Head Start & Early Head StartSWCAP Head Start, in collaboration with community service agencies, provides expectant parents and families with children ages birth through five, opportunities for:o child development educationo health and nutrition serviceso parent and program partnershipso family support, resource and referralin an effort to promote school readiness, positive parent-child interactions, self-sufficiency, and healthy lifestyle
Stockbridge-Munsee Head Start (AIAN)
Bowler WI 54416-0070
Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children. It is a comprehensive and innovative child development program and family development program. Head Start is an anti-poverty program as well as a child-advocacy and a Jobs program to help both the child and family. Head Start is starting a Parent-Mentor training program that is aimed at increasing the ability of parents to enhance their children's language and literacy skills as well as learning how to mentor other parents to do the same with their children.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh WI 54901
Early childhood development & education services The education component blends together guidelines from Head Start Performance Standards, State of Wisconsin rules for Group Day Care and the Active Learning Philosophy of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation for Young Children. Preschool-aged children ages 3, 4 and 5 are engaged in one of several options most appropriate for their development. Each option provides opportunities for stories, music, poetry, beginning social studies, math, science and language development. All activities are geared to the developmental level of the child and include individualized lessons in the area of a child’s special needs or interests. There are always a variety of quiet activities, active play, directed activities, child initiated activities and in the classroom options, small and large group activities. Care is taken that all activities reinforce ethnic backgrounds and seek to be non-sexist.
Eau Claire Area School District
Eau Claire WI 54703-6924
Western Dairyland's Head Start Program offers education, health programs, and social services to income-eligible families with children ages 3 to 5.