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Michigan Early Care and Education Workforce Study

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Butler Institute for Families

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Early educators in Michigan work in various settings, including the state’s pre-kindergarten Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP), federally funded Head Start and Early Head Start, community-based early care and education centers, and licensed family homes and group homes. Despite the fact that many educators across early childhood education settings share common goals of fostering children’s learning and development, the workforce, as a whole, is not cohesive.

The Butler Institute worked in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, the University of Colorado Denver and NORC to give Michigan a definitive view of the strengths and areas for growth in their ECE workforce. The full report, Michigan Early Care and Education Workforce Study, is available online.