Michigan Early Learning Business Advantage

MELBA (Michigan Early Learning Business Advantage) provides access to resources and vendor discounts to support child care businesses to operate high-quality programs. 

Great news for programs that participate in Great Start to Quality! Beginning February 14, all participating programs will have access to a free MELBA membership for the program through February 14, 2023.

Access to discounts and cost saving include: 

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) 
  • Payroll services
  • Insurance 
  • Hiring and job posting fees 
  • Food delivery to centers
  • Disinfecting supplies such as gloves and bleach 
  • Children’s learning and play materials
  • Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) Membership
  • And much, much more 

As the transition to the new quality improvement process takes place in the fall of 2022, MELBA can support programs with business efficiencies that focus on program improvements to benefit children and families.  Programs that are Star rated or have completed a Self-Assessment Survey will receive an email to set up an account and take advantage of the endless resources available in the upcoming weeks. 

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