About Us

Please take some time to learn more about Head Start, what we do, who we are, and how we can benefit your children and your family.  If you have any questions, please contact us!

Our Goal

The goal of Head Start is to bring about a greater degree of social competence in young children. This means adequately preparing them for success in school and in life. In addition, the program assists parents in their role as the primary educator of their child and works with them to improve their life’s situation. It is our mission to ensure that all children leave our program ready to begin their school experience with the skills they need to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond. Head Start provides the child and his/her family with comprehensive services.

We Provide

  • Education services to help improve the child’s skills.

  • Parent involvement in the classroom; in making decisions about the program; in carrying through activities which parents developed for themselves and in working with their own child at home.

  • Kindergarten Readiness

  • Nutrition Services and Nutrition Education

  • Family Services to help meet needs by linking families to appropriate community agencies..

  • Medical Services and Health Education

  • Dental Services and Dental Education

  • Mental Health Services to insure healthy emotional development 

  • Literacy

  • Positive Outcomes

Philosophy & Mission

The mission of the Jefferson and Western Kenosha County Head Start program is to nurture and promote the individual growth and development of each child, with respect to the diversity of each child’s family. We are passionate in our belief that in order to meet the needs of our children and families, we must include in our work the expertise of our staff and community members and partners. Our effectiveness relies on the active involvement of all participants, thus empowering parents and ensuring school readiness. Together, we are dedicated to providing quality services that encourage success.

Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn

Your child will:

  • Participate in a variety of fun, educational activities and experiences.

  • Receive healthy meals and snacks. 

  • Build friendships in a safe environment..

  • Be prepared and excited to enter Kindergarten.

  • Receive Health Screenings.

What We Offer

For Parents

  • Be involved in planning classroom activities.

  • Work with the teacher and discuss your child’s education and progress.

  • Volunteer in the classroom anytime.

  • To be involved in decision making roles.

  • Be involved in Family Activities, including Family Fun Nights.

As an Agency, We:

  • Are involved in 4K and Early Childhood partnerships with local school districts.

  • Work closely with local healthcare facilities to promote physical, dental and mental health.

  • Help child and families succeed.

  • Offer a social networking opportunity for families to establish friendships.


Jefferson - Main Office

1541 Annex Road

Jefferson, Wisconsin  53549

Classroom Cell Phone:  262-949-8628

Fax:  920-674-6865

Fort Atkinson - Purdy

719 South Main Street

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin  53538

Classroom:  920-568-9055 or 920-728-5634

Fax:  920-563-7837


N2313 Cty D

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin 53538

Office: 262-593-5979

Fax: 262-593-5963

Jefferson - East

120 S Sanborn Avenue 

Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549

Classroom Cell Phone: 262-949-8649


Lake Mills

229 Fremont Street

Lake Mills, Wisconsin  53551

Classroom Cell Phone:  262-949-8617


415 South 8th Street

Watertown, Wisconsin 53094

Office: 920-261-8716

Fax: 920-261-8712


30100 Wilmot Road / P.O. Box 57

Wilmot, Wisconsin 53192-0057

Office: 262-862-6168

Fax: 262-862-6243


What Our Families are Saying

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My daughter has been in Head Start for a year. Head Start has benefited me greatly in the way that I can leave my daughter in the care of the school and at the same time, she is learning while I work. It has been a blessing. Head Start had an impact on my life by getting to know my daughter better through the wonderful teachers who helped her grow and learn.

Trinidad V.

Parent, Watertown

My daughter has been in Head Start for 2 years and it has been wonderful in providing help & tools in my daughter’s learning. It has been so helpful and amazing in my daughter’s eagerness to learn & make friends and it also has helped academically and socially.

Heather S.

Parent, Jefferson