CESA 7 Head Start 0-5

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Building connections since 1965 - the mission of the CESA 7 Head Start 0-5 is to nurture children and empower families, creating the foundation to be successful in school and life by providing high quality, comprehensive support focused on early education, health services, and family services, in partnership with our Head Start Community.

HEAD START 0-5 is a comprehensive program designed to promote the continuous growth and development of children and families with a focus on school readiness and family wellness. The program serves prenatal mothers and children ages 0-5 primarily from low-income families and also serves children with special needs.

HEAD START 0-5 is a federally and state-funded program that allows the program to be entirely free to the families who qualify. Head Start 0-5 encourages parents to become involved with all program activities.

If you are interested in any of the services listed below, please contact us at 920/683-1960.


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The Part-Day option is available to children ages 3-5 at the majority of our centers. The Part-Day option provides high-quality school readiness experiences 3.5 hours per day, Monday-Thursday during the school year.


The Extended-Day option is for children ages 3-5 in DePere, Howard-Suamico, and Manitowoc. These classes provide high-quality school readiness experiences 7.5 hours per day, Monday-Thursday during the school year.

Families in both Part-Day and Extended-Day receive 2 home visits with the teacher and 2 parent/teacher conferences each year with the goal of enriching both the children’s and families’ Head Start experiences. Transportation to and from the center is provided by Head Start 0-5 within designated bus routes.


Prenatal mothers, infants, and toddlers, and a small number of preschool-aged children are served through the Home-Based option. In the Home-Based option, families participate in one home visit per week for 1.5 hours and come to a central location for parent-child groups 2 times per month where they engage in fun learning activities together.

The Home-Based option runs year-round.



Assistance is provided to families directly or by referral in areas such as family wellness, energy assistance, budgeting, parenting, education, transportation issues, and job training.


Health screenings for children include a dental exam, physical exam, and vision, hearing, and nutrition screenings. Children are also served breakfast and lunch or lunch and a snack when they attend class.


Head Start 0-5 services provides educational opportunities designed to meet the individual needs of children and families. Experiences are provided that promote growth in intellectual, social/emotional, and physical development.


Children with special-needs comprise at least 10% of total Head Start 0-5 enrollment. Children with special-needs are integrated into all classroom settings.


“Parent involvement makes Head Start 0-5 work.” Parents are strongly encouraged to be involved as observers, volunteers, policy council representatives, workshop participants, and employees.


In the Green Bay area, the CESA 7 Head Start 0-5 program serves pregnant mothers, infants, and toddlers through a partnership with Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc. to provide Early Head Start services.

CESA 7 Head Start 0-5 is also a 4K partner with DePere, Howard-Suamico, Manitowoc, and Two Rivers public schools.


CESA 7 Head Start 0-5 Family Advocate

Join the CESA 7 Head Start team! Head Start provides high-quality early education for children and their families. We believe all families deserve support and respect as their child’s first teacher. We strive to meet all the developmental needs of children and families and help prepare them for school. The family advocate role coordinates services and activities with families and communities that foster strength, healthy living, and overall well-being. They also provide support in a case management style and act as a liaison between families, staff, the community, and other family-related services. The family advocate encourages all family members to become advocates for their children and family.

The position is located in Manitowoc County and is 24-29 hrs/week with a flexible schedule, M-F typically between 8-4, some evenings and weekends are required. School year based (Mid August- June)

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma with Home Visiting/Case Management Experience. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Human Services/Social Work Field preferred. Bi-lingual Spanish Candidates are encouraged to apply.

The wage range is $17.13-$18.89/hour

If interested, please email your resume to Janel Dietrich, Office Manager, at jdietrich@cesa7.org.  

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CESA 7 Head Start 0-5 Home Visitor

We believe all families deserve support and respect as their child’s first and most important teacher. During weekly 90 minute visits in the family's home, the Home Visitor creates trusting relationships with families by delivering services that are culturally competent, strength-based, family-centered, and family-directed. Home Visitors assist families in increasing their competency in parent-child interaction, home environment, safety, health and nutrition, child growth and development, and family wellbeing. Additionally, Home Visitors facilitate regular group socialization events for children and families. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Associates Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Social Work or related field; experience or coursework in early childhood, home visitation, social work, or related human service field; ability to work some evening and weekend hours; ability to be flexible and adaptable to varying parenting styles and home environments; experience working with families of varying economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds preferred.

The Home Visitor position is a full-time/full-year position.  Wage ranges from $18.17-20.06/hour.  

If interested, please email your resume to Janel Dietrich, Office Manager, at jdietrich@cesa7.org.

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Teachers - CESA 7 Head Start 0-5

CESA 7 Head Start 0-5 is looking for individuals who are knowledgeable about young children and are skilled at guiding their development in an early childhood, preschool classroom setting. If that sounds like you, we invite you to apply to be one of our nurturing Classroom Teachers, serving, guiding and supporting children, ages 3-5, in our classrooms. 

We currently have openings in our classrooms in Manitowoc, in both our part-day and extended-day classrooms. 

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.  4K teachers need to have current DPI license and certification (080; 083; 086; 090; 100; 108 + 808; 42 + 086 ; 42 + 108; 42 + 080; 70-777; 71-777). Experience in pre-school setting (serving at-risk children)-preferably Head Start; working with families of varying economic, social, ethnic backgrounds preferred; staff supervision and evaluation; curriculum planning and observational child assessment and experience in methods of positive discipline/supportive classroom mgt. strategies-preferred; able to work independently, using good written communication skills to accurately complete paperwork in a timely manner.

These are school year positions beginning August 2021.  Annual salary range is $32,159-33,443 for part-day teachers and $40,057-41,656 for extended day teachers.

If interested, please email your resume to Janel Dietrich, Office Manager, at jdietrich@cesa7.org.

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CESA 7 Head Start Profile on YouTube to see what Head Start is all about!


CESA 7 Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Head Start/Early Head Start Locations:

Manitowoc Office:
1130 South 9th Street
Manitowoc WI 54220
(920) 683-1960

Green Bay Office:
Family Services of Northeast WI
300 Crooks Street
Green Bay WI 54305
(920) 430-1153


Head Start/Early Head Start Staff:

(920) 683-1960 ext 2103

Office Manager
(920) 683-1960 ext 2102

Child Development Manager
(920)683-1960 x. 2104

Child Development Manager 
(920) 683-1960 ext. 2108

Child Development Manager
(920) 683-1960 ext. 2106

Family Services Manager
(920) 683-1960 ext. 2105

Family Services-Home Based Services Manager
(920) 683-1960 ext. 2127