Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start

Western Dairyland's Head Start program offers education, health programs, and social services to income-eligible families with children ages 3 to 5. Our objectives are:

  • To enhance children's health growth and development.
  • To strengthen families as the primary nurturers of their children.
  • To link children and families to needed community services.
  • To ensure well-managed programs that involve parents in decision-making.

Early Head Start

Early Head Start is a free program for pregnant women and families with children ages birth to three in Jackson, Eau Claire, Buffalo and Trempealeau counties.

Families receive a weekly home visit from a Family Services Specialist who brings activities and materials to promote your child's health, development and nutrition. Families are invited to attend two play group sessions each month to inspire parent-child interactions that will encourage maximimum child development and school readiness.

Apply for Head Start & Early Head Start

Visit the Head Start website for an online application:

Head Start Annual Reports

2019/2020 Annual Report

2020/2021 Annual Report

2021/2022 Annual Report

Contact Head Start

Phone: 1-800-782-1063
or 715-836-7511

Email: headstart@wdeoc.org

Website: www.wdheadstart.org

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