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Child Development and Care

The Office of Child Development and Care supports low-income working families by providing access to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs. To achieve this end, the office supports numerous efforts designed to assess and improve the level of quality across the spectrum of Michigan's early learning and care settings. 
This office administers Michigan's federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) dollars and, through these funds, supports:
  • The state's childcare subsidy program for low-income families with children from birth-13.
  •  Quality improvement initiatives, like Great Start to Quality, for early learning and development programs and unlicensed/license-exempt subsidized providers.
  • Licensure and monitoring of licensed and registered early learning and development programs.
  • T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Scholarships® to individuals working in the early childhood field.
  • MiRegistry to support and validate professional growth of childcare and Other Early Childhood and Out of School Time professionals by serving as a one-stop-shop to track employment, education, and training history; plan professional development with access to easy-to-read individual training summaries; and find quality professional growth opportunities. 

Lisa Brewer-Walraven, Director