Michigan-Specific Online Resources

Here you will find links to online resources specific to childcare providers and centers located in Michigan. For useful business resources, regardless of your location, check out our national online resources.

Michigan Childcare Organizations

Child Care Resource and Referral
Great Start Connect Early Learning Resources is a non-profit organization offering a listing of child care providers for the state. Their regional resource centers conduct trainings, offer a lending library, help with financial assistance for improving the child care setting, and more. For more information click here, or call 517-371-9000.

Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children

Michigan Head Start-State Collaboration Office, MI DHHS

Child Care Policy, Research & Advocacy

Early Childhood Investment Corporation:  www.ecic4kids.org

Government Agencies

State Licensing Information
Michigan Department of Human Services, Office of Children and Adult Licensing http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5455_49572—,00.html
Phone:  517-241-2488

Child and Adult Care Food Program

This program provides funds to help providers serve nutritious meals and snacks to young children. All licensed providers are eligible to participate on this program. Each sponsor follows all the same federal regulations in administering this program.

State agency that administers the Food Program sponsors Grants Coordination and School Support
Michigan Department of Education
608 West Allegan Street
Post Office Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909

Women’s Economic Development Centers

These agencies offer a variety of services: career planning, business development (loans), and training on business issues such as finances, record keeping, marketing, getting started, and more:
Michigan Women’s Marketplace Center for Empowerment and Economic Development, Ann Arbor; 734-677-1400
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), Grand Rapids; 616-458-3404