Supporting and strengthening Kansas early learning programs through advocacy, professional development and leadership.

KHSA Conference

Child Care Aware of Kansas and KHSA are joining together to host a conference. Put it on your calendar and plan to attend. We are also accepting workshop proposals!

Call for Workshop Proposals

Board Nominations

We are accepting nominations for a parent representative to serve on our Board of Directors. Nominations are due April 3, 2014. Election will be held April 10, 2014 at APM.

Nomination Form

Dollar Per Child

Millions of children in the US live in poverty and are in desperate need of the Window of Opportunity that Head Start provides. KHSA’s goal is to raise one dollar for every child currently enrolled in Kansas to help state and national advocacy efforts

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EHS-Child Care

The Administration for Children and Families will support states and communities in expanding high-quality early learning to infants and toddlers through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

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It All Counts!

Join, Shop at your favorite stores, and Earn money for yourself & KHSA

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2014 Health Literacy Summit

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Now Online: Basic Home Visiting Training

KHSA's Basic Home Visitation Training is now available in a blended online and live training format. Click here to learn more.

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About KHSA

Kansas Head Start Association (KHSA) is a 16-year-old private 501(c)(3) organization which serves and represents all 29 Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Kansas and works to strengthen early learning programs through advocacy, education and leadership. KHSA brings a strong history and background of providing high quality professional development opportunities to its member programs as well as to members of other early learning partnerships in Kansas.

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Upcoming Events

KCCTO Super Saturdays

April 26, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

NHSA Annual Conference

April 28, 2014 @ 8:00 am to May 2, 2014 @ 4:00 am

KAIMH 2014 Annual Conference

May 1, 2014 @ 7:30 am to May 2, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Data Boot Camp, 3.0

May 1, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

KCCTO Super Saturdays

May 3, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

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KHSA Projects & Initiatives


Discover how you can help advocate for head start and early childhood education in Kansas and at the Federal level

Early Learning Communities

KHSA supports more than 15 Kansas school districts to provide integrated preschool classrooms that provide comprehensive services to prepare children for kindergarten. Find out how you can pursue an ELC classroom in your community.

Health Literacy

Understanding medical and health information can be hard. KHSA supports evidence based training of practitioners to build confidence in parents when caring for their children when they are ill.

Mental Health

KHSA is committed to assisting Head Start programs support the social emotional development of young children

Oral Health

KHSA is helping children enter Kindergarten cavity free and ready to learn. Find out how.

Financial Literacy

Click to find out about our new Head Start Financial Litercy pilot project

Home Visiting

KHSA provides Basic and Advanced training for Home Visitors. Click to find out more.