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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
The Migrant Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) program is one of the largest community based service providers in the nation, providing a wide range of services to more than 7,000 migrant children, ages six weeks to compulsory school age, and their families each year. The MSHS program provides education and support services to low-income children of migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families in Texas, Ohio, Indiana, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Iowa and Nevada. Our strategy mirrors the objectives of Head Start and Early Head Start in that we enhance children's growth and development, strengthen families as the primary nurturers and teachers of their children, provide children with educational, health and nutritional services and link children and families to needed community services.
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.
Fond Du Lac WI 54935-4122
ADVOCAP Head Start is a family focused child development program that provides a variety of learning experiences to children from low income families. Head Start includes services for children with disabilities.The goal of Head Start is to prepare three to five-year-old children to be successful in elementary school and in all of life's experiences. The program serves children and families living in Fond du Lac and Green Lake Counties.
CAP Services' Early Childhood Development
Stevens Point WI 54482-9113
HEAD STARTHead Start began in 1965 as part of President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty". Federally funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, this early childhood program for income eligible and special needs pre-school children and their families provides comprehensive services in the areas of early childhood education, health, and family and community partnerships. Both center-based and home-based options are available.
Turtle Lake WI 54889-9191
Head Start Center-Based for 3-5 year old children We Offer..... Classrooms staffed with Early Childhood degreed teachers
CESA 7, Head Start
Manitowoc WI 54220-4043
Head Start/Early Head Start is a comprehensive child and family development program. It serves prenatal mothers and children ages 0-5 from low-income families. It is an inclusive program that also serves children with special-needs. It is designed to assist and influence the entire family's search for growth and development. Head Start/Early Head Start is not a school, it is a total family program.
Give your child a Head Start!SDC Head Start is a community action program that provides comprehensive early childhood education to low-income children and involves their parents in the total child development process.Who are we?For more than 44 years, the Social Development Commission (SDC) has provided comprehensive early childhood education to children of low-income families. Parents are empowered to be involved in the complete child development process helping their children to learn, grow, and discover their own talents. Head Start is the name of the educational program offered through the SDC.
Day Care Services For Children, Inc.
Milwaukee WI WI
DCSC Head Start Mission is to improve the lives of low-income children by providing comprehensive child development services which are family oriented. The services include education, health, nutrition, mental health, social and disability service. The mission to accomplish an appropriate cognitive and social child development involves parents in the total process of children's learning. DCSC responsibility is to support the growth of children, families, and staff through motivation, nurturing and empowerment to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Northcott Head Start
Milwaukee WI WI
Northcott Neighborhood House has sponsored Head Start since its inception in 1965, growing from one center serving 60 children to three centers serving 295 children and their families. The objective of the program is to provide high-quality services to low-income children and families so that children can begin public school with a "head start." Serving children with disabilities is a priority.
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.