High-quality early childhood education is proven to dramatically improve a child’s opportunities for a better future—particularly children from low-income families. If we, as a nation, want to ensure all children have access to high-quality early learning, there must be strong support and partnerships from federal government to extend the reach or fill in the gaps of state efforts and innovation.
This fact sheet provides an abbreviated overview of state- and federally-funded early childhood opportunities in Michigan, which serve more than 250,000 children and families.
“Early childhood education opportunities help our kids and make our communities safer.” – Representative John Moolenaar (R-MI)
“Supporting children early in the home before they start school can make all the difference in whether they succeed in the classroom in the years ahead.” – Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)