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Preschool Development Grant

Birth to 5 Statewide Strategic Plan
for 2021-2023

The Birth to 5 Statewide Strategic Plan for 2021-2023 is now available. This document is a culmination of a collective review of data and feedback from families and professionals who are influenced by the B-5 Early Childhood State System (ECSS), including the Leadership Council on Early Years (LCEY), Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC), PDG Statewide Leadership Team, Regional Workgroups, parents/caregivers and others. The Strategic Plan addresses the findings from the Statewide Needs Assessment by outlining the strategies necessary to accomplish our vision that all Wisconsin families will have access to high quality, affordable, local early care and education opportunities.

Download and read the full Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan document is also available as a two-page summary:
Strategic Plan Summary – English
Strategic Plan Summary – Spanish

 

The following timeline summarizes PDG’s plan to continually update our Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan through 2025.

Year Activities
2020
  • Publish Statewide Needs Assessment Summary (September 2020)
  • Publish 2021-23 B-5 Statewide Strategic Plan (November 2020) and implementation begins
    • Emphasis on urgent workforce needs and creation of infrastructure to support Wisconsin’s comprehensive B-5 Early Childhood State System (ECSS), including ECE programs (child care, 4K/4K community approach, early intervention, home visiting, etc.) and programs and services that support young children and their families (health, wellness, nutrition, etc.)
  • Continue Needs Assessment work funded under initial PDG
2021
  • Implementation of 2021-23 Strategic Plan continues
  • Update Statewide Needs Assessment Summary to include new elements and research results that were previously delayed due to COVID-19
  • Update 2021-23 B-5 Strategic Plan as needed based on updated Needs Assessment (late 2021)
2022
  • Implementation of 2021-23 Strategic Plan continues
  • Update Needs Assessment with new research findings
  • 2023-25 strategic planning process begins using updated Needs Assessment
    • Emphasis on strengthening and sustaining Wisconsin’s comprehensive B-5 Early Childhood State System (ECSS)
  • Hold stakeholder listening sessions and conduct interviews
  • Publish 2023-25 B-5 Statewide Strategic Plan (late 2022)
2023
  • Implementation of 2023-25 B-5 Statewide Strategic Plan

 

Comments? Questions? Email wipdg@wisconsin.gov