$41.7 million into pre-K education programs

The availability of quality, affordable child care is essential for families to survive and our economy to thrive. I’m incredibly proud that we’re putting an additional $41.7 million into pre-K education programs: $34 million to open an additional 1,300 full-day slots in the Great Start Readiness Program, which provides free preschool for eligible 4-year-olds; and, $7.1 million for early identification and intervention services for younger children through the Early On Program.

This increase is in addition to the expanded eligibility for childcare assistance (to help pay for care https://www.michigan.gov/…/assist…/child-care-assistance and the additional help for providers and workers in day care centers https://www.michigan.gov/…/child-care-stabilization…

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