The City of Madison was honored for its “cutting-edge early childhood initiatives” by the National League of Cities in October. The city’s Child Care Assistance Program was recognized as one of the nation’s four most innovative city models for promoting early childhood success. Madison is one of the few cities in the United States with a robust child care program, including an accreditation program to increase quality tied to extensive technical assistance, grant programs to help programs improve, and subsidies for low-income families. The child care program has operated for 35 years. Approximately half of Madison’s children in child care are served in city-accredited programs. For more information, download the full NLC report.