Child Care and Early Education
High quality child care and early education experiences are critical to every young child's development. Research has clearly demonstrated that children's early learning experiences determine their foundation for future learning and success. Children who have high quality child care and preschool experiences, including support for health and emotional well-being, are more successful in later school years, are less likely to repeat a grade, are more likely to graduate high school, attend college and become productive citizens.
The Women’s Caring Program (WCP) is happy to announce that a limited number of Early Start scholarships are available in your community.
Early Start provides financial support for licensed early care and education expenses (for children ages birth through two years old) from low-income working families. This support is for families who are not eligible for childcare payments from another funding source, but still struggle to make ends meet. Eligible families must have one parent that is working, going to school, or a combination of both for a minimum of 35 hours per week. Eligibility guidelines are detailed in the attached application.
Eligible families receive 40% of their annual cost of childcare for one child per family, up to a maximum of $240.00 per month for twelve months. Monthly payments are made directly to the licensed childcare provider chosen by the parent.
- Child Care Network , 77 N. Roessler, Monroe, MI 48162, 734.243.7451
- Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service, 963 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161, 734.240.3170
- Monroe County Library System , 840 S. Roessler, Monroe, MI 48161, 734.241.5277
- Airport Community Schools, 11270 Grafton Road, Carleton, MI 48117, 734.586.2676
- Bedford Public Schools, 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182, 734.850.6000
- Dundee Community Schools, 420 Ypsilanti Street, Dundee, MI 48131, 734.529.2350
- Ida Public Schools, 3145 Prairie Road, Ida, MI 48140, 734.269.2043
- Jefferson Schools, 2400 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, MI 48161, 734.289.5550
- Mason Consolidated Schools, 2400 Lakesire Road, Erie, MI 48133, 734.848.8220
- Monroe County Intermediate School District, 1101 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161, 734.242.5799
- Monroe Public Schools, 1275 N. Macomb Street, Monroe, MI 48162, 734.265.3000
- Summerfield Schools, 17555 Ida West Road, Petersburg, MI 49270, 734.279.1012
- Whiteford Agricultural Schools, 6655 Consear Road, Ottawa Lake, MI 48464, 734.856.1443
"A child who walks through the kindergarten doors ready to learn, ready to make the most of the vital first years of elementary school, is far more likely to succeed in school and in life."
- Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Harvard's Center on the Developing Child
Information and Reference - 800.462.2050
Bedford Branch - 734.847.6747
Blue Bush Branch - 734.242.4085
Carleton Branch - 734.654.2180
Dorsch Memorial Branch - 734.241.7878
Dundee Branch - 734.529.3310
Ellis Reference & Info Center - 734.241.5277
Erie Branch - 734.848.4420
Frenchtown-Dixie Branch - 734.289.1035
Ida Branch - 734.269.2191
L.S. Navarre Branch - 734.241.5577
Maybee Branch - 734.587.3680
Newport Branch - 734.586.2117
Rasey Memorial - 734.848.4572
South Rockwood Branch - 734.379.3333
Summerfield-Petersburg Branch - 734.279.1025
Vivian Branch - 734.241.1430