First Five Years FundFFYF works to sustain and expand the support for early learning that exists at the federal level, while identifying and advancing new and innovative ways to increase access to high-quality early childhood education for children from low-income families.
Kids Count Data CenterKIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report, the KIDS COUNT Data Book, that assesses child well-being in the United States.
National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenThe National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.
National Institute for Early Education ResearchNIEER conducts academic research to inform policy supporting high-quality, early education for all young children and promoting the physical, cognitive, and social development needed for children to succeed in school and later life.
Build Up MichiganBuild Up helps parents and their children, ages 3 through 5, get additional educational support as they begin and continue to learn the skills needed to enter kindergarten. An initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Build Up supports child find efforts through targeted outreach.
Our goal is to refer all children who may be eligible for special education services through Michigan’s Administrative Rules for Special Education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B.
MiLEAP: Child Care LicensingThe Child Care Licensing Bureau performs state licensing regulatory duties as required by state laws and federal requirements. The bureau program is designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of children receiving care and services in licensed child care settings. Activities include issuance of state licenses, routine inspections, complaint investigations, enforcement of state and federal requirements, and a host of other regulatory activities.