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.

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Valuing and Including FFN Care in Early Childhood Systems

As we collectively see, learn, and support FFN caregivers, we will better value and include these essential caregivers and the children and families they serve in early childhood systems. With new federal investments, now is the time to embark on this journey to make our system more inclusive and equitable.
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Special Series: The PPP Extension and Home-Based Child Care By Gary Romano Civitas Strategies

If you haven’t received a PPP, it is a great time to get in on the program before it ends. The application for a first time PPP is straightforward and forgiveness (the process of removing the debt so you can keep the funds) is easier than ever. The PPP deadline has been extending until May 31, 2021.
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Special Series: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave By Gary Romano Civitas Strategies

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave provides home-based child care providers with the opportunity to receive funds that can support them with expenses needed to run their organizations. There are two programs through which home-based child care providers can provide this leave: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family & Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA).