Report 367 and Memorandum 1105 ( March 2011 ) 40 pages
Child Care and the State
The quality of care of young children reflects the values of the larger community, and can have a lasting impact on children’s success in school and life. There are tens of thousands of individuals and organizations that provide child care in Michigan, and these providers vary drastically in quality. State government has defined a role in regulating, licensing, organizing, and in some cases funding, the multitude of child care providers.