Child Care: A Critical Need in Michigan

Child care in Michigan continues to be a critical need. High costs and low availability persist throughout the state, with families with low and middling incomes having the fewest options for care. Supply is concentrated in areas with high median incomes and housing values, where residents can more often afford to pay fees.

Communities made vulnerable by lower incomes and disinvestment, often due to racial segregation or geographic isolation, tend to have lower supply. Our county fact sheets contain data on child care deserts, cost and more, as well as recommendations for improving access and affordability.

Click on a county below to see a local profile.

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