Child Care Innovation Fund

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Child Care Innovation Fund Releases 2022 Impact Report

ECIC’s Child Care Innovation Fund collaborates with regional and community partners to pilot common-sense business, workforce, and financing solutions to expand equitable access to high quality, affordable child care. The fund was created in 2021 with a $3 million seed investment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and expanded into a public-private partnership in 2022 with a $12.5 million grant from the Michigan Department of Education as part of the Caring for MI Future initiative. The fund connects entrepreneurs in local communities with funding, mentorship, and peer networks to hone and implement their innovative ideas to quickly expand access to high quality, affordable care for working families.

Learn more about the amazing innovations taking place across Michigan in ECIC’s 2022 Impact Report.
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About ECIC’s Child Care Innovation Fund

The Child Care Innovation Fund collaborates with regional and community partners to pilot or scale up common-sense business and financing solutions for child care. Created in 2021 with a seed investment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Fund invests in innovations designed to benefit employers, working families, child care business owners and early educators.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our grant awards support organizations or partnerships of organizations to pilot a child care innovation which is designed to benefit an entire region and/or community of the state, not one individual child care business.

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