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 in English or Español and fax to 608-250-6637 or e-mail it to Info@RISEwisconsin.org

The Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) is a voluntary home visiting program in Madison and Dane County, WI. Those eligible for services must be pregnant or have a child under the age of 2. Families can remain in the program until child enters 4k.

ECI knows caregivers are the experts on their families, and supports them in working towards their goals. ECI supports caregivers 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


View the ECI program brochure in English or en Español.

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 2 in the home

Criteria 2:

Live in one of the following neighborhoods:

      • Allied Drive
      • Leopold Road
      • Northside Madison
      • 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: 608-241-9621

(Includes, but is not limited to: Fitchrona Rd, 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: 608-241-9621

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

Southwest Madison Office

5802 Raymond Rd, Madison, WI 53711
Phone: 608-283-1678
Fax: 608-283-2981

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

Northside Office

2901 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-467-3004
Fax: 608-241-9621

(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) 241-9621

(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 Joining Forces for Families and Children’s Wisconsin – Community Services.

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