University of Wisconsin–Madison

Early Childhood Program | Ages 2 – 4

Starting Together is a comprehensive, naturalistic treatment program founded on the principles and strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). Families partner with the Starting Together team to develop an individualized treatment plan for their child which includes goals for parent coaching.

Treatment services are provided at the Waisman Center.  Children spend their day in a preschool classroom, individual play spaces, movement room, art area, kitchen, outdoor play area, library, and gymThe program shares space with the Waisman Early Childhood Program (WECP), an inclusive early childhood program. Parent coaching is provided during the child’s individual sessions.

The Starting Together program has been developed by a doctoral level Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D).  Bachelor’s level Treatment specialists provide direct intervention. Supervision and weekly training are provided by the BCBA-D, Master’s level clinicians and ESDM certified therapists.

  • Children ages 2-4
  • Weekly Parent Coaching
  • 30-35 hours a week
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:30am-2:30pm