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Detroit program serves as model for other programs across the country WDET 101.9

Detroit is helping to lead the way on a new model for the early childhood learning program Head Start. Officials say just two years into a five-year pilot program, the...

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Funders Provide Nearly $6.2 Million Additional Investment to Head Start Early Childhood Innovation Fund for Early Learning and Care Programs

Total investment increases to over $11 million over five years and expands geographic reach DETROIT, MI – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan today announced that the Head Start Innovation Fund...

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Data-Driven Decisions

In 2015, we commissioned a comprehensive study about early childhood resources which highlights gaps in service in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The data enabled Head Start agencies and other...

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Supporting Families

Meet Larissa and her daughter Zenaida. They receive Early Head Start services at the Vistas Nuevas Center in southwest Detroit. Early Head Start is a program that begins with support...

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Southeast Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative Awards $1.4 Million in Detroit Head Start Innovation Fund Grants

Funding prioritizes attracting, training and retaining additional Head Start teachers to city’s 65 centers DETROIT – The Southeast Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, a group of funders working together to...

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Detroit Head Start Early Childhood Innovation Fund Awards Nearly $2 Million in Grants

DETROIT— The Detroit Head Start Early Childhood Innovation Fund announced the awarding of nearly $2 million in grants to Head Start providers in Detroit during a news conference today at...

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Study Finds One-third of Children in Macomb, Oakland and Out Wayne Counties Lack Access to Early Childhood Care

More Slots, Quality Improvements and Community-specific Strategies Recommended Detroit, MI—The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Midwest nonprofit IFF today released a comprehensive needs assessment of early childhood care and...

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Fostering Innovation in Detroit Head Start Programs

A One-of-a-Kind Collaboration A one-of-a-kind collaboration among eight regional foundations, housed at the Community Foundation, will grant more than $4 million over two years to support high quality Head Start...

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Jewish Fund Commits $150k to Early Childhood Education

Joins Multi-Foundation Initiative Supporting Detroit Head Start Programs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DETROIT—The Jewish Fund has committed $150,000 over two years to support early childhood education in Detroit as part of the...

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Early Childhood Education in Detroit Gets $4.5 Million Boost WDET

Sharnita Johnson, program officer at the Kellogg Foundation; Ann Kalass, CEO at Starfish Family Services and Jeffrey Capizzano, president of the Policy Equity Group join Craig for a panel discussion...

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