Birth to 3 Social-Emotional Innovation Grants


November 2020- April 2022

The Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program is a federally-mandated Early Intervention program to support families of children with developmental delays or disabilities under the age of three. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) awarded innovation grants to 15 Birth to 3 programs across the state to pilot new and innovative efforts to improve social-emotional outcomes for participating children.

The ICFW team conducted a cross-site evaluation of the 15 projects with 3 central aims:

  • To describe trends in Birth to 3 program services delivered and outcomes of children and families served, observing changes that occur in the overall client population and specific demographic subgroups after the adoption of the proposed program enhancements.
  • To identify common and unique approaches across the sites, and draw associations between observed trends, reported successes, and specified programmatic changes.
  • To support recommendations about whether and which program elements should be sustained and incorporated in Wisconsin’s Birth to 3 programs.

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From DHS: DHS Hosts Event to Share Findings of Innovative Local Pilot Programs Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Children


Allison Amphlett
Colleen Janczewski
Joshua Mersky


Wisconsin Department of Health Services


University of Wisconsin – Institute for Research on Poverty

Wisconsin Department of Health Services


All Child & Family Well-Being