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

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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Home Visitor Coaching

KHSA’s Home Visitor Coaching provides an opportunity to work one on one with an experienced and trained Home Visitor.

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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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Growing Futures

Head Start of Shawnee Mission is turning 50! They are kicking off a year-long 50th Anniversary celebration beginning with unveiling a new name: Growing Futures Early Education Center! While the name is changing, the program and mission remains the same.

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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

Basic Home Visitor Training

March 31, 2015 @ 9:30 am to April 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

KHSA Board of Directors Meeting

April 8, 2015 from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm

April 2015 APM Meeting

April 9, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Region VII Annual Leadership Conference, 2015

June 1, 2015 @ 8:00 am to June 5, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

Quarterly KEHS Meeting

June 11, 2015 from 9:00 am to 2:30 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.