What we offer...

3 year old Preschool
4 half days per week

2 free nutritious meals

Transportation as available

4 Year Old Kindergarten (4K)

4 FULL days per week

2 free nutritious meals

Transportation as available

Early Head Start

Serving pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers (0-3)

Two socializations per month with free nutritious snacks

Weekly home visits

WELCOME TO CESA #11 Chippewa Falls 
Head Start
and Early Head Start

Serving children and families in Chippewa County in Northwest Wisconsin

Due to COVID19, our enrollment processes have been delayed. Please fill out an online application and one of our staff will be in touch with you when they return in July to set up an appointment. The same process applies if you have already completed an enrollment and just need to sign the paperwork. Have a nice summer!


Chippewa Falls Head Start is proud to be a Wisconsin Demonstration Site for the Pyramid Model of Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning.


CESA #11Chippewa Falls Head Start and Early Head Start

2820 East Park Ave

Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

​Tel: 715-723-1211



Kathy Phelps

Chippewa Falls Center Director



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Kathy Phelps
Center Director
Sara Fischer
Center Assistant
Mia Yang
Laurie Kressin
Teacher Assistant
Amy Cortner
Abbie Ellsworth
Teacher Assistant
Sara Hoyt
Teacher Assistant
Melissa Lokken
Kristina Carlson
Teacher Assistant
Kelly Hayes
Teacher Assistant
Jenny Krause
Robin Faschingbauer
Teacher Assistant
Nancy LaGesse
Teacher Assistant
Dean Chaffee
Family Resource Provider
Darien Schultze
Family Resource Provider
Dawn Webb
School Age Parent Program
Elizabeth Nelsen
Home Visitor
Kristin Karnes-Frederickson
Home Visitor
Robin Spickler
Catherine Cohoon
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