Brief | April 14, 2021

Infant-Toddler Child Care Challenges Undermine Michigan's Strength

Michigan's working parents need affordable, high-quality care options for the sake of their families and the economy

Michigan’s working parents with infants or toddlers know how difficult it can be to find high-quality, affordable child care. This problem impacts much more than individual families, however, as high-quality child care can strengthen the current and future workforce, contribute to a strong economy and public safety, and enhance national security.

The infant-toddler child care crisis could cost Michigan $1.4 billion each year in lost earnings, productivity, and revenue.

Michigan policymakers must expand programs that enhance the affordability and availability of quality child care – particularly for infants and toddlers. Action now can improve the experiences of Michigan children today and strengthen our state in the years to come.

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