Early childhood education programs are designed to not only foster education development but provide social services to children and their families. Studies show that early childhood development programs are beneficial in childhood development and adequately prepare children to enter kindergarten and successfully matriculate through elementary school. Location of Early Childcare Centers in the Woodward Corridor.
Midtown Detroit, Inc., with support from the Kresge Foundation, is launching a mini-grant program for early education centers within the Woodward Corridor. This is in alignment with many of our recent initiatives to ensure that residents (and employees) within the Woodward Corridor have access to quality early education options. We hope that this grant, among other future investments, will help to increase the quality of care and learning for children. Visit the following websites to learn more about Midtown Detroit, Inc. (http://www.midtowndetroitinc.org) and the Woodward Corridor Initiative (http://www.woodwardcorridorinitiative.org). The deadline for cetners to apply for the grant is Friday, May 31st, 2013. To download the grant application materials please click here.
WSU convenes all of the early childcare providers in the Woodward Corridor to focus on improving communication between centers, enhancing community awareness of quality early childcare centers, and providing professional development/training opportunities, parent programs, beneficial research and development, and child development tools. For more information about this group, please contact Sharon Lee Elliott, Assistant Professor Teacher Education, Wayne State University, email@example.com.
Vanguard Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization located in the North End neighborhood with a core focus areas of education. They are in the process of creating an early childhood framework that would foster a network of early care and education environments that support working families and providers. The goal of this framework is for 100% of North End/Central Woodward children ages 0-5 to be prepared to succeed in school. For more information, contact Khalilah Burt-Gaston, Interim Executive Director at Vanguard CDC (313) 872-7831 or visit their website www.vanguardcdc.org.