Early Childhood Investment Corporation



COVID-19 Impact

A NAEYC survey reported in April 2020 that 60% of child care programs were completely closed in Michigan. Of providers who are still open, 81% were operating at less than 25% capacity.

Emergency Fund

Early Childhood Investment Corporation, with support from Home Grown and the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, will provide grants of up to $2,000 to 43 providers in Washtenaw County. The grants will support licensed home-based child care providers who remain open and care for children of the essential workforce, so they can sustain their business during and following the state of emergency.

“Home-based providers are much more likely to be providing (or be able to provide) high-quality child care for babies, infants, and toddlers. We’re honored that they selected Michigan and our partners for matching funds, and we’re really excited that there will be more conversations among Home Grown grantees across the country in the coming months.”

Dawne Bell
CEO, Early Childhood Investment Corporation