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Child Development and Care

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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. 

Survey- 2/22/2024

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:

The survey will remain open through March 6, 2024.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Survey- 11/17/2023

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

Thank you for participating and for all you do for children every day.

Some of the CDC supported programs include:

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
  • License Exempt Provider Preservice Training (LEPPT), call 877-614-7328 or visit
  • 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.