Stories tagged: "pre-k"

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In Stressful Times, Child Tax Credit Lights Up Lives of Macomb County Kids

The child tax credit had kids in this Macomb neighborhood running into the streets with wonder and excitement. Here's why.

20 January 2021, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A two-year-old child plays in the living room at home. Many daycare centers offer only emergency care in the current Corona situation, so many family with working parents are faced with childcare problems. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images)
Michiganders Getting Vaccinated Can Get Free Child Care This June

Getting affordable child care can be a roadblock to a lot of things Michigan parents need. KinderCare is making sure that getting vaccinated isn't one of them.

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Free Preschool Plan Sets Stage for Michigan’s Modern Families

With universal preschool and childcare through the American Families Plan, Michigan families will see lasting opportunities, says one Michigan mom with two kids under two.

Republicans Didn’t Include ‘Head Start’ in COVID Relief Bill, Putting 1 Million Kids at Risk

Head Start and Early Head Start were chronically underfunded programs even before the pandemic. In Michigan, fewer than 1 in 5 eligible kids get a Head Start slot.

Christina Roach-Jacobs outside of her Hug-a-Bug child care center in Westland. (Photo via Facebook)
Getting Child Care Is ‘Like a Lottery’ Say Michigan Moms

Even before the pandemic, Michiganders had trouble accessing child care services. Here's why local moms say that's shaping their vote in November.