Preschool Development Grant

Birth Through Five Statewide Strategic Plan


The Preschool Development Grant Strategic Plan is Wisconsin’s opportunity to transform early care and education to achieve our purpose of ensuring that all Wisconsin families have access to high-quality, affordable, local early care and education opportunities.

Thank you for participating in the public input period. The final Strategic Plan will represent ideas shared by stakeholders across the state as well as data analysis conducted through the PDG Needs Assessment, and robust reviews by multiple agency leaders, staff, and the public. The final plan will be released in November.

The process below will ensure collaboration to achieve our best possible result:

PDG Strategic Planning Process

September PDG Team will create statewide Strategic Plan draft based on Needs Assessment findings.
Sept./Oct. Stakeholder input on Strategic Plan drafts including . . .
Oct. 7-21 Public draft release with recorded video overview on website and Strategic Plan virtual kickoff meeting.
November DCF and DPI Leadership will have final approval of strategic plan.
Fall Regional workgroups build regional action plans aligned to Strategic Plan and submit PDG Innovation Grant proposals.
Nov. 16 PDG will apply for funding to implement Strategic Plan in 2021-22.