Serving children and families in

Barron, Polk Chippewa, Dunn, St. Croix, Pierce and Pepin Counties in Northwest Wisconsin.   

CESA #11 Head Start and Early Head Start parents and families!

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CESA #11 is a federally funded comprehensive school readiness program for children from birth to 5 and their families.


What we do at CESA 11 Head Start has a positive impact on children, families and the communities in which we work. We are entrusted to educate our most precious resource: your children! It is an important responsibility and a great opportunity. More than 720 children and their families participate each year in a variety of school readiness and family engagement activities.  This multigenerational approach helps ensure that the children in our care are ready for school, parents are ready to support their child’s learning, and schools are ready for children.


Our vision is to create relationships and build collaborative partnerships within our communities that support and empower the unique potential of each Head Start child, family and staff member. We fulfill our vision daily by providing high quality, comprehensive preschool services to children and families in seven counties. 


Thank you for taking the time to view our website!

Warm regards, 


Sheri Norgard 

Early Head Start Director


Beth Tilleson 

Head Start Director



CESA #11

Head Start Central Office

225 Ostermann Drive

Turtle Lake, WI 54889​

​Tel: 715-986-2020 opt. 4

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Head Start Advantage Documentary

This 18-minute documentary film explores the lives of Head Start children, parents, teachers, and alumni working to envision and create a better world for all Americans. Watch the film and you’ll get to know Head Start families throughout the country and see first-hand how the program has given more than 33 million Americans a head start on their education.

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​Head Start Facts and Impact

Children that participate in Head Start programs receive innumerable benefits. These advantages appear immediately, last a lifetime, and even have an effect on other generations.... 

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Actor Taye Diggs partnered with National Head Start Association to celebrate books and learning. If you're looking for another way to celebrate National Reading Month with kids, the actor Taye Diggs has you covered. He partnered with the National Head Start Association  (NHSA) to promote family literacy and a love for books among America's youngest readers. .......  

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The next Policy Council Meeting will be Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:30 pm.   The meeting will be held via Zoom. 

The next Policy Council Executive meeting will be Thursday, January 27, 2022 starting at 2:00 pm.  Agenda

The meeting will be held via Zoom.  

Non Discrimination Policy Statement:

It is the policy of CESA #11 Head Start to provide equality of opportunity for all persons seeking to enroll in programming. CESA 11 prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual preference, marital status, arrest or conviction record, or any other protected class status in all aspects of programs, practices, and operation; and to promote the full realization of equal opportunity in services.