The Early Childhood Investment Corporation is launched

Governor Granholm launched the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) to provide statewide public-private governance and infrastructure to the state’s early childhood efforts.

Through the ECIC, 55 Great Start Collaboratives serving every county in the state were established to build a local early childhood infrastructure. To support these efforts, the ECIC has established a professional development system for caregivers, standards for quality improvement in child care programs and a searchable database of licensed/registered early learning settings.