Getting Started

    • The Child Development and Care Handbook has been updated as of May 1, 2020.

    • To see if you qualify for payment assistance, check out the Parent section of our website for details.

Contact US

    • For Questions Regarding:
    • Being a license exempt child care provider call 866-990-3227, ext. 1.
    • Your billing or child care payments call 866-990-3227 ext. 2.
    • License exempt provider criminal history reviews call 866-990-3227, ext. 5.
    • For child care licensing information call 866-685-0006 or visit
    • Great Start to Quality Orientation training, call 877.614.7328 or visit

What's New

  • Child Care Relief Fund Grants!

    The Child Care Relief Fund is a non-competitive grant program that helps child care providers in Michigan cover costs during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The goal of the program is to help child care providers stay in business and make child care more affordable for Michigan families.

    For more information, review the Frequently Asked Questions (Rev. 5/4/2020) document before completing the Grant Application.


    Note: Due to volume of applications and temporary State layoffs, grant processing will take 4-6 weeks.


    Preguntas frecuentes sobre el Fondo de Auxilio para Cuidado Infantil

    Preview of Grant Application (Rev. 5/1/2020)

    Use this tool to review application questions and prepare for submission.

    Grant calculation worksheet

    Print and use this tool to prepare your application answers and determine your grant amount.

    Governor Whitmer press release related to Child Care Relief Fund grants.

    Apply Now!


    COVID-19 Notice: For up-to-date information about Governor Whitmer's order related to child care, frequently asked questions, the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), and more, visit the child care page of Michigan's Coronavirus site.