About Welcome Baby & Beyond
WBB is a voluntary, strengths-based home visiting program in Dane County. Families eligible for the program must be pregnant or have a child under the age of 4. Families typically end services at 4k, but some children remain until kindergarten depending on goals and level of support needed. WBB is an Affiliate of Parents As Teachers, an evidence-based home visiting model.
Welcome Baby & Beyond strives to empower families, build confidence in parenting skills, and supports caregivers in understanding their child’s developmental needs from birth to age 5. Families are supported on topics related to physical health, mental health, child development screenings and connection to community resources.
WBB supports families by increasing their protective factors:
- parental resilience
- social connections
- concrete support
- knowledge of parenting and child development
- understanding of social emotional competence of their children
WBB accepts self-referrals and referrals from service providers, hospital referrals and other community members. Complete the referral form and email email@example.com or fax to 608-250-6637.
Eligibility Criteria & Referrals
- Parents or primary caregivers must live in Dane County
- Pregnant at the time of referral or
- Have a child under the age of 5
Parents or caregivers who are interested in learning more about Welcome Baby or making a self-referral should contact 608-250-6634.
With parent’s permission, referrals are also accepted from Meriter Hospital, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, and other community providers.
Welcome Baby is funded by United Way of Dane County and private and individual donors.