Child Care Innovation Fund – Promising Ideas Incubator

Child Care Innovation Fund

Promising Ideas Incubator

ECIC’s Child Care Innovation Fund is pleased to announce its very first group of Promising Ideas Incubator participants! Each Incubator is engaging a wide variety of partners and providers to design innovative solutions for quality child care.

Special thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for helping us fund this experience for prospective child care innovators!

Meet the Promising Ideas Incubator Participants

Catalyze Innovation for Early Educators

  • Bethany (Hands Connected Provider Network)
  • Carlee’s Home Daycare
  • Child Care Network
  • Childhood Education Pathway Program
  • Community Action of South Central Michigan
  • Early Childhood Education Pathway Program
  • Connecting Through the Arts & Education
  • Crystal Swann Daycare
  • Development Centers
  • Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC)
  • Grand Rapids Early Discovery Center
  • Muskegon Great Start Collaborative
  • Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center
  • North Central Michigan College
  • Northwest Education Services
  • Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
  • Poverty Solutions Initiative
  • Providers for Change
  • Scuola Creativa
  • YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
  • United Way of the Lakeshore

Catalyze Innovation Between Sectors

  • Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Bay-Arenac ISD
  • Branch County Community Foundation
  • Branch County Great Start Collaborative
  • Branch ISD
  • Copper Country Great Start Collaborative
  • Detroit Parent Collective + Free Thinker School
  • Further Degree
  • Goodwill Industries of West Michigan
  • Great Start Collaborative Traverse Bay
  • Great Start to Quality Northwest Michigan Resource Center
  • Great Start to Quality Upper Peninsula Resource Center
  • Groundwork CC
  • Grow and Lead: Community and Youth Development
  • Keweenaw Family Resource Center
  • MiBiz
  • Michigan Caregivers and Student Parents (University of Michigan)
  • Michigan Health Improvement Alliance
  • Muskegon YMCA
  • Pulse at Upjohn Institute
  • Schoolward Consulting
  • United Way of Northwest Michigan
  • Vibrant Futures
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

Catalyze Innovation for Preschool

  • Blooming Day Montessori
  • Blue Fish Early Learning Center
  • Eastern UP ISD
  • For Kids’ Sake Early Learning Center
  • Gretchen’s House Ann Arbor
  • HighScope Educational Research Foundation
  • Jus Us Kidz Child Care & Family Services, LLC
  • Little Ones Learning Preschool and Childcare
  • Lubna Atwah, Licensed Group Home
  • Martin Public Schools
  • Miss Megan’s Learning Place
  • Northwest Education Services
  • The Children’s Center
  • Taunya Sims, Licensed Group Home