A Great Investment

The research is clear. High quality early childhood programs can change lives.

Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman’s research demonstrated that every dollar invested in quality early childhood programs can yield up to a 13% return on investment by increasing school readiness, increasing high school graduation rates and ultimately, decreasing poverty rates.

Source: James Heckman, Nobel Laureate in Economics

The Early Childhood Investment Corporation is committed to leveraging resources in Michigan to support optimal early childhood development. We promote and steward investments in effective and sustainable early childhood work so that all children are prepared to thrive.