Detroit Evening Report: Whitmer launches program to expand child care options in Michigan

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer launched a program to expand child care options for Michigan residents.

“Our Strong Start” is a program which helps new child care businesses get licensed and secure funding. It’s funded through a $1.4 billion investment to expand quality affordable care to families.

The program is part of a larger effort to create 1,000 new Michigan businesses by 2024 as part of the Caring for Mi Future strategy. “Our Strong Start” offers one-on-one assistance with a navigator to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses. It also provides current business owners with information on how to expand.

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.