Increasing Economic Self-sufficiency in Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties.

Investing Early - Contact in the formative years


Every Child is Safe, Healthy, and Ready for School and their Future


Children don’t get a do-over when it comes to their early childhood.  There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows up for the first day of kindergarten. Experiences during these first five years have a lasting impact on later learning, health and success.  Investing in Early Childhood Programs and Services help children have a great start to their future. To support us like us on Facebook or look over the information on our web page.


To accomplish our vision multiple local partners are collaborating and leveraging

resources to:


  •    Reduce child abuse and neglect
  • Improve child health
  • Ensure optimal child development
  • Strengthen families

Community Initiatives


·         Welcome Baby Visits

Sharing local resources with parents who are bringing home newborns


·         Early Developmental Screening

Offering community based Developmental Screening opportunities for families with children under the age of 4


·        Breast Feeding Coalition

Educating the community and parents on the benefits of breast milk as a child’s first food


·        Early Literacy Coalition

Educating the community on the importance of developing reading skills during early childhood


 Investing Early Partners


· Aurora Health Care

· CESA7 Head Start / Early Head Start

· Children’s Hospital- Northeast Regional Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs

· Domestic Violence Center / Sexual Assault Resource Center                                           

· Family Connections

· Holy Family Memorial Hospital

· Lakeshore Community Action Programs, Inc.

· Lester Public Library

· Manitowoc County Health Department

· Manitowoc County Human Services Birth to 3

 · Manitowoc Public Schools

· Manitowoc Public Library

· Silver Lake College

· Two Rivers Schools

· The Crossing

· UW –Extension

· United Way of

Manitowoc County

Learn about other family programs on the Family page.