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Child care is one of the biggest expenses facing working parents, often costing more than housing or health care. In Michigan, the average annual cost...

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The following opinion was originally published in The Detroit News on May 21 (subscriber link). By Kevin Stotts For more than a decade, Michigan has...

Toy cars in foreground of children playing on floor of classroom.

A lot of hard work was finally showing progress toward expanding access to high-quality preschool education and addressing the state’s child care crisis. New legislation...

NEWS RELEASE: Grand Rapids, MI (October 19, 2023) In response to a two-decade decline in Michigan’s child care workforce, a new report lays the groundwork...

Talent 2025 has always been a forward-looking organization, determined to catalyze a talent system that meets the needs of the region’s employers and supports the...

From a talent perspective, there are three main priorities Michigan needs to address to accelerate economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic: Getting people back to...

Over 300,000 jobs were displaced in Michigan as a result of the pandemic, with the number of unemployed nearly doubling over that time (93%). The...

Even before the pandemic, child care shortages were keeping people out of the workforce. The challenges facing this essential industry have only grown. So has...

In a March blog post, Quality Child Care is Crucial to the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow, we stated that “a shortage of high-quality, affordable...

A quote often attributed to Frederick Douglass contends that “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

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