Early Childhood


This report provides a comprehensive overview of early care and education (ECE) compensation in Michigan and proposes a unifying wage scale that places ECE wages on par with comparable roles requiring similar skills and qualifications. The wage scale provides guidance on what ECE professionals should be paid based on their geography, role, qualifications, and years of experience — regardless of setting — and provides guidance for wage and scaling increases over time.
An overview of the current state of the childcare workforce in West Michigan, including wage comparisons against similar occupations.
A look at the past, present, and future state of West Michigan's workforce system.
A survey summary of child care providers that identifies barriers and makes recommendations to improve access to quality, affordable child care across West Michigan.