About the Michigan Head Start Association

Our Mission

MHSA is the unified voice providing advocacy and leadership linking the Head Start community of parents, programs, and partners.

The Michigan Head Start Association is a private, nonprofit corporation organized in 1967 and incorporated in 1988 as the only state organization dedicated exclusively to the concerns of Head Start. The association provides services and support to the Michigan Head Start community, representing more than 34,000 children and their families, 41 Early Head Start, 47 Head Start and two Migrant and Seasonal Head Start grantees statewide.

MHSA provides high-quality training and professional development opportunities for Head Start directors, staff and families.

Advocacy: MHSA provides a voice for the Michigan Head Start community in Washington, D.C., and in Lansing.

MHSA connects Head Staff staff, parents and supporters into one community and promotes Head Start in Michigan and beyond.

Collaboration: MHSA partners with a variety of organizations interested in supporting Head Start, early childhood education and child well-being.