Welcome to the Head Start Association

The Missouri Head Start Association (MHSA) is a state-wide non-profit association dedicated to the success of all Missouri children. We provide opportunities for education, leadership, and tools for advocacy for Head Start and Early Head Start professionals, families, and community partners of Head Start in Missouri.

As an expression of gratitude for the outstanding contributions of Head Start/Early Head Start program staff and partners, please view this “Thank You!” video and help MO Head Start in recognizing the services provided by MO Head Start programs:

Our mission is to coalesce, inspire, and support the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education.

Our vision is to lead – to be the untiring voice that will not be quiet until every vulnerable child is served with the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the family and the community

Alumni, families and staff: Click here to share your Head Start success story.