Quality Improvement Grant Outcomes

Quality Improvement Grants (QI Grants) are made possible through Michigan's Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant. The goal of the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant is to support purposeful efforts to ensure that greater numbers of children with high needs are able to access high-quality early learning and development programs.

Due to the overwhelming response to the RTT-ELC QI Grants, funds related to this activity have been depleted. Should funding become available for future opportunities application dates and deadlines will be made available through www.greatstarttoquality.org.

A total of $4,912,082 was awarded to 1,210 child care programs and providers across the state. QI grant recipients shared how the funds supported their program's quality and helped to make a difference in the lives of children and families around the state of Michigan!

Below are some of the impacts made possible through QI Grants!

QI Grants Success Stories

"The use of this technology will allow the teachers to provide new ways to document learning, increase the quality of the lessons, and increase the ways in which teachers can communicate with parents"

- Child Care Center, Dexter, MI

"Provided diversity materials for all classrooms as well as materials for indoor and outdoor play. Also provided NAEYC membership with Young Children magazine for all staff to keep them up to date as to early childhood curriculum"

- Child Care Center, Clawson, MI

"We now can offer an outdoor classroom that encompasses learning science, art, music, reading, large and small motor along with play and climbing opportunities"

- Child Care Center, Southgate, MI

"With these funds we were able to purchase an approved preschool curriculum and purchased outdoor materials to support that curriculum"

- Family Child Care Home, Niles, MI