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

KHF Awards Health Literacy Grant

HSA’s Parent Health Literacy Project was selected by the Kansas Health Foundation as a 2015 Spring Recognition Grant recipient. Thank you, KHF, for your continued support!

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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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Head Start Turns 50!

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Support Kansas Home Visiting

Research shows home visiting works, improving health and saving money. Learn how you can support this program in Kansas!

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It All Counts!

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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

Sensitive Teaching for Children with Challenging Behaviors

August 11, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

KHSA Program Directors Conference Call

August 13, 2015 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Sensitive Teaching for Children with Challenging Behaviors

August 14, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Quarterly KEHS Meeting

September 3, 2015 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

KHSA Program Directors Conference Call

September 10, 2015 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

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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


KHSA has various Oral Health education resources available for purchase. Check them out, and let us know if you have any questions.

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 Professional Development

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