Research & Reports2017-11-30T18:14:48+00:00
Research & Reports
109, 2016

Building a Better Child Care System

September 1st, 2016|

Findings from the Citizens Research Council of Michigan In August 2016 and with support from the Foundation, Citizens Research Council of Michigan (CRC) released a report to improve and inform the federal application to renew Michigan's Childcare Subsidy Program. The Michigan program has been under-subscribed, resulting in unused funding being returned to the federal government — the only state in the U.S. to

311, 2015

Cost Savings of School Readiness Per Additional At-Risk Child in Detroit and Michigan (2015)

November 3rd, 2015|

Research studies have demonstrated that investing in effective early education programs that prepare young children cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally for success in school – particularly low-income children at risk of school failure – prevents or reduces needless public spending throughout the educational, social services, and criminal justice systems for juveniles and adults. Early school readiness also increases future state revenues by lowering

1211, 2011

Cost Savings of School Readiness Per Additional At-Risk Child in Detroit and Michigan (2011)

November 12th, 2011|

This study demonstrates the economic value to state government and the public of investing in school readiness for just one more child at risk of academic failure in Detroit relative to Michigan as whole. Much of this value takes the form of savings. For example, children who attend preschool require less special education, repeat grades less, have fewer behavioral problems in school, graduate

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