About Early Childhood Initiative

ECI Referrals

To sign up for ECI or refer a family, contact the office closest to you. If you are not sure which office to call, contact any of the ECI locations.

You may also fill out the ECI Referral Form and fax or e-mail it to the ECI office closest to you.

En Español: ECI formulario para referir participante

The Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) program is a voluntary home visiting program in Madison and Dane County, WI for pregnant women and families with children ages 0-4. ECI knows caregivers are the experts on their families, and supports them in working towards their goals. ECI supports parents with their goals for:

 

  • Learning about their baby’s health, behavior, and development
  • Finding strategies to feel good emotionally and physically
  • Building and strengthening important relationships, and opportunities to get to know other parents with young children
  • Finding a job or getting more education
  • Connecting to housing, child care, and community resources

Eligibility Criteria

Families must meet one item under both criteria below to qualify for ECI services.

Criteria 1:

    • Pregnant at the time of referral or
    • At least one child under age 1 in the home*

(*North side ECI referrals must include a child born in 2017)

Criteria 2:

Live in one of the following neighborhoods:

      • Allied Drive
      • Leopold Road
      • North side Madison
      • Russett Road/Southwest Madison
      • Sun Prairie or Marshall, WI

ECI Locations

ECI currently has five offices in Dane County, WI. ECI offices are located within community neighborhoods so that services are easy to access, familiar, and responsive to the needs of families. Families must live in one of our service areas to participate in the ECI program.

Allied Drive Office

2225 Allied Dr., #4, Madison, WI 53711
Phone: 608-273-6600
Fax: 608-273-6601
Site Coordinator: Rebecca Anderson

(Includes, but is not limited to: Allied Dr., Red Arrow Trail, Britta Parkway, Rosenberry, Thurston, Crescent, Carling, Alhambra. Chalet Gardens)

Leopold Office

3301 Leopold Way, #108, Madison, WI 53711
Phone: 608-273-6955
Fax: 608-273-6699
Site Coordinator: Rebecca Anderson

(Includes, but is not limited to: Post Rd., Coho, Leopold, High Ridge Trail, Greenway Cross, S. Park St., Badger Rd.)

Southwest Madison Office

5810 Russett Rd. #3, Madison, WI 53711
Phone: 608-273-6625
Fax: 608-273-6624
Site Coordinator: Mercy Greenwald

(Includes, but is not limited to: Russett Rd., Hammersley, Balsam, Elver Park, Schroeder Rd., Raymond Rd., Prairie, Morraine, Wexford Ridge, Verona area)

Northside Office

2830 Dryden Dr, Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-572-3818
Fax: 608-250-6637
Site Coordinator: Brittany Brooks

(Includes families that live in the Gompers, Lake View, Mendota, and Lindbergh school areas for MMSD)

Sun Prairie & Marshall Office

1632 W. Main St., #9, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Phone: (608) 825-2165
Fax: (608) 834-1713
Site Coordinator: Carrie Krause

(Includes families that live in the Sun Prairie or Marshall school district.)

The Early Childhood Initiative program is funded by Dane County Department of Human Services and private and individual donors. Partners in the program include University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry & School of Social Work, Joining Forces for Families, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin- Community Services, and Oscar Rennebohm Foundation.

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