Michigan’s commitment to early childhood education
In May 2013, Michigan’s legislators passed a $65 million expansion for the 2013-14 budget year that gives low- and moderate-income children the ability to enroll in a pre-school program.
It’s the largest expansion in early childhood education in the nation for 2013 (read all about it by clicking here). The expansion aims to end over the next two years the phenomenon of 4-year-olds who are eligible for preschool assistance, but not enrolled. It provides $40 million to enroll more children immediately, and another $25 million as the program gears up. The bill calls for an additional $65 million expansion in 2014, which will need to be approved by the Legislature.
To read the complete Michigan Early Childhood Business Plan, click here.