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Child Development and Care
Child Development and Care
The Office of Child Development and Care (CDC) 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.
Providers and Parents:
We are asking for your feedback to help us create a handbook that provides you with information that helps you with program requirements. The survey can be completed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MICDCHANDBOOK.
The survey will remain open through March 6, 2024.
We look forward to hearing from you.
If you are a licensed child care provider in Michigan, we want to hear from you!
The Child Development and Care (CDC) program helps many Michigan families pay for child care. In the past, the child care assistance payment rates have increased because providers like you completed a survey regarding child care prices. Do not miss this opportunity to help influence future assistance payment rates!
Even if you do not accept child care assistance payments, information about the prices you charge will help to make sure that the program’s reimbursement rates are fair.
Please use the following link to take the survey:
The survey will take about 15 minutes. When you finish the survey, you will be entered into a random drawing for one of ten e-gift cards worth $150 each.
If you have questions about completing the survey for multiple locations or need help to complete the survey, please contact the survey team at 1-844-985-1290 or email@example.com.
Thank you for participating and for all you do for children every day.
Summer 2022 Child Care Stabilization Grants
For the Summer Stabilization Grant we will release on August 9 and close on September 9. Report will be due no later than July 1, 2023 (all unspent funds returned by July 15, 2023). Award letters to be issued September 30 with payments to providers the first week of October. Follow the Summer grant page link for webinar information and grant updates as they become available.
Spring 2022 Child Care Stabilization Grants
We will release the Spring grant spending report August 2. Report will be due no later than March 1, 2023 (all unspent funds returned by March 15, 2023). Follow the Spring grant page link for webinar information.
Fall 2021 Child Care Stabilization Grants
Round 6 Child Care Relief Fund Grants Update - Outstanding Payments to Be Released Week of June 27
The Department of Education is pleased to announce we are now able to process Round 6 Child Care Relief Fund applications for eligible providers that were previously not funded.
- Round 6 FAQ
- Payment Lists
CARES Monthly Grant Information
See the Child Care Relief Fund grant information here.
News (Updated 11/16/2023)
Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood - Plus Program (MCCYN-PLUS)- 11/16/2023
Michigan officially launched a partnership with Department of Defense to bring child care fee assistance program (MCCYN-PLUS) for military families to an expanded group of child care providers.
- If you are a child care provider who is interested in participating in the MCCYN-PLUS program, visit Child Care Aware® of America for information on how to get started.
- Community Based Provider Recruitment Video: MCCYN Plus Community-Based Provider Recruitment Video
- MCCYN Information Page: MCCYN Information Page
- How military families request MCCYN video: How to Apply for Fee Assistance MCCYN
Request for Proposals
Currently there are no proposals at this time.
Some of the CDC supported programs include:
- 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® for 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
Contact numbers for information about:
CDC Call Center , call 866-990-3227 during the hours of 9am -12pm and 1:30p-4p EST Monday-Friday
- If you are a child care provider calling about the status of your license exempt application, press 1.
- If you are a child care provider calling about an address change, or other changes, press 2.
- If you are a child care provider calling about a PIN, or a billing payment issues, press 3.
- If you are a parent or child care provider calling about authorizations, child's assignments, number of hours approved or regarding service begin and end dates, press 4
- If you are calling about a criminal history match or question on 5 year reprint, press 5
- Child care licensing information, call 866-685-0006 or visit http://www.michigan.gov/michildcare.
- License Exempt Provider Preservice Training (LEPPT), call 877-614-7328 or visit www.miregistry.org.
- If you are a parent or child care provider calling about authorizations, child’s assignments, number of hours approved, or regarding service begin and end dates, call 844-464-3447.