Early Childhood Initiative

ECI Referrals

To sign up for ECI or refer a family, contact the office closest to you (or the family you want to refer).

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

About ECI

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 0-4k. ECI knows caregivers are the experts on their families, and supports them in working towards their goals.

ECI supports families with their goals for:

  • Parenting
  • Health & Wellness
  • Relationships
  • School & Work
  • Benefits & Resource Assistance

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., 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)

Leopold Office

3301 Leopold Way, #108, Madison, WI 53711
Phone: (608)273-6955
Fax: (608)273-6654
Site Coordinator: Rebecca Anderson

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

Southwest Madison Office

5810 Russett Rd., Madison, WI 53711
Phone: (608) 273-6625
Fax: (608) 834-1713
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

Temporary Location: 1334 Dewey Ct.
Madison, WI 53703
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 Tourek

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

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