Head Start and Early 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