Child Care Innovation Fund

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2023 Child Care Innovation Fund Impact Report

Since its inception in 2021, ECIC’s Child Care Innovation Fund has collaborated with national, state, regional, and community partners to design, pilot, and scale common-sense business, workforce, and financing solutions that expand equitable access to high quality, affordable child care for working families. The Innovation Fund’s second annual Impact Report features the Fund’s investment in state-wide child care innovations, and how the Fund is partnering with other sectors to address MI’s child care crisis. In FY23, the Innovation Fund secured over $15 million in grants. These funds, so far, have supported:  

  • 16 Regional Child Care Planning Coalitions 
  • 9 Family Child Care Network Hubs  
  • 14 Regional early care and education registered apprenticeship programs. 

Check out the 2023 Impact Report to learn more about the child care innovation work that is underway in your region!


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 2023 Early Care and Education Registered
Apprenticeships in Michigan Report

The Early Childhood Investment Corporation Child Care Innovation Fund prepared this first of its kind state of the state report on the status of ECE registered apprenticeship in Michigan for the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP) and the state’s Caring for MI Future initiative.
The report identifies and provides an overview of the state’s seven existing ECE registered apprenticeship sponsoring organizations as of April 2023.

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Child Care Innovation Fund Releases 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.