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Every Child Thrives (ECT) is a collective impact effort uniting community partners in Wisconsin's Dodge and Jefferson Counties. It is centered on the shared purpose of ensuring all children thrive in health, learning and life. Launched in 2017, ECT uses data to drive decisions and align resources to support what works.

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Every child thrives in health, learning and life.


Engaging business, government, education, families and community partners to ensure that every child thrives.


To fulfill our mission, we hold these five promises to our children (adapted from America's Promise Alliance):

ECT is led by a Transformation Council whose role it is to ensure the effort fulfills its mission. Members are:

Rebecca Bell, Human Services Director

Angie Bolson, YMCA VP of Strategic Initiatives

Jenny Borst, Elementary Teaching and Learning Director

Kathi Cauley, Human Services Director

Tina Crave, Greater Watertown Community Health Foundation President & CEO

Suzanne Hoppe, Renewal Unlimited Executive Director

Jon Lange, YMCA Pabst Farms Chief Executive Officer

Carol Quest, Watertown Department of Public Health Director

Cassandra Schug, Watertown Unified School District Superintendent

Annette Thompson, Dodgeland School District Administrator

Mary Ann Weiland, Head Start Director

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ECT is driven by a passionate and committed group of individuals from the following organizations:

Affiliated Counseling Center
American Lung Association
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dodge County and Watertown
Church Health Services, Inc.
Community Care Preschool & Child Care
Community Pediatrics
Dodge County Head Start
Dodge County Human Services & Health Department
Dodgeland School District
Future All*Stars Academy, LLC
Jefferson County Head Start
Jefferson County Health Department
Jefferson County Human Services Dept.
Juneau Police Department
Kiddie Kampus
Maranatha Baptist University
People Against a Violent Environment, Inc.
The Gathering Source
United Way of Dodge County
United Way of Jefferson & North Walworth Counties
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
UW Extension - Dodge County
Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce
Watertown Area YMCA
Watertown Daily Times
Watertown Department of Public Health
Watertown Family Center
Watertown Public Library
Watertown Unified School District
Watertown Regional Medical Center
YMCA at Pabst Farms