Infant/Toddler Quality Improvement Grants

Thank you for your interest! The Infant Toddler Quality Improvement (ITQI) Grant Interest Form has closed. If your child care program is eligible to apply, you will receive notification via email.

This initial pilot is small, specifically addressing a lack of available infant and toddler slots for families receiving child development and care subsidy. Great Start to Quality will notify providers by social media and newsletter of additional funding opportunities.

Resources for Applicants

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarships

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MICHIGAN links education, compensation and commitment to improving the quality of early education. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MICHIGAN is a statewide scholarship program designed to help child care center teaching staff, preschool teachers, family child care providers, group home owners, center directors, early childhood professionals and administrators meet their professional development goals, while continuing their current employment in regulated early childhood and school age care settings T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MICHIGAN addresses two major challenges in the early education and care field – low wages and high turnover. The scholarship helps increase compensation and the retention of skilled teachers. The education level of child care providers is one of the most critical indicators of the quality of a child’s experiences in child care. Learn more.

Infant Toddler Quality Grants will support child care programs working toward three goals:

Increase Equitable Access to High Quality Infant and Toddler Care

Increase Pay Equity for the Infant and Toddler Workforce

Improve Quality in Early Learning using an Equity Lens

Have questions about the Infant Toddler Quality Improvement Grant?
Please include your license number in your email.

About the Infant Toddler Quality Improvement Grant Program

The Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC), in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education Office of Great Start, will be administering the application for this funding opportunity as an equity-centered strategy to increase the supply of high quality infant and toddler child care in Michigan. This pilot program is supported by funding provided from the Michigan Department of Education utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.