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File #: 59738    Version: 1 Name: Accepting the 2020 Early Childhood Plan for Madison
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/26/2020 In control: Community Development Division
On agenda: 1/5/2021 Final action: 1/5/2021
Enactment date: 1/11/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00035
Title: Accepting the 2020 Early Childhood Plan for Madison
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Zachary Henak
Attachments: 1. City of Madison Comprehensive Early Childhood Plan FINAL.pdf
Fiscal Note
No additional City appropriation is required with accepting the 2020 Early Childhood Plan for the City of Madison. The Community Development Division’s 2020 Adopted Operating Budget includes a new Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant position, which is included as a recommendation in the plan.
Title
Accepting the 2020 Early Childhood Plan for Madison
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BACKGROUND
In 2017, The City of Madison applied and was accepted into the National League of Cities (NLC) Early Childhood Network. The goal of the network is to better align local systems in early childhood with the support of NLC and other cities across the country. Early childhood is defined as birth to age eight in this context and encompasses many programs and resources that help families maintain stability such as child care, home visitation, parent education, parent crisis support, etc. A core group of early childhood stakeholders, led by the City of Madison’s Community Development Division and United Way of Dane County, determined that a comprehensive plan for early childhood in Madison would serve to guide collective action.

ACTION
WHEREAS, in 2017, the City of Madison was selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) Early Childhood Network to join a collaboration network that aims to align local systems in early childhood across the country. Early childhood is defined as birth to age eight in this context and encompasses many programs and resources that help families maintain stability such as child care, home visitation, parent education, parent crisis support, etc; and,

WHEREAS, a core group of local early childhood stakeholders, led by the City of Madison’s Community Development Division and United Way of Dane County, formed to participate in the NLC Early Childhood Network; the group was known as the Early Childhood Plan Advisory Group (Advisory Group); and,

WHEREAS, the Advisory Group identified the need for a comprehensive plan for Madison’s early childhood s...

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