62.3%

Detroit Providers Participating
in QRIS

Great Start to Quality, 2016

43.4%

Detroit Providers with 4- or 5-Star
QRIS rating

Great Start to Quality, 2016

22,241

Fewer licensed child care seats than needed

IFF Supply-Demand Analysis, 2017

62.3%

Detroit Providers Participating
in QRIS

Great Start to Quality, 2016

43.4%

Detroit Providers with 4- or 5-Star
QRIS rating

Great Start to Quality, 2016

23,239

Fewer licensed child care seats than needed

IFF Supply-Demand Analysis, 2015

15.1%

Detroit’s Third Graders who Met Expectations in English Language Arts

State of Michigan Center for Educational
Performance and Information Data, 2015

51.4%

Mothers Receiving Adequate Prenatal Care in Detroit

Michigan Office of Vital Statistics, 2014

56.3%

Children 5 and Under Live
Below Poverty Line in Detroit

American Community Survey
1-Year Estimates, 2016

15.1%

Detroit’s Third Graders who Met Expectations in English Language Arts

State of Michigan Center for Educational
Performance and Information Data, 2015

51.4%

Mothers Receiving Adequate Prenatal Care in Detroit

Michigan Office of Vital Statistics, 2014

56.3%

Children 5 and Under Live
Below Poverty Line in Detroit

American Community Survey
1-Year Estimates, 2016

The Early Childhood Ecosystem Map provides a visual representation of key actors in early childhood development. Organizations are categorized into Family & Caregiver Support, Early Childhood Development Workforce Development, Early Learning & Development, Community Development, Mental & Physical Health, and Funding & Policy.
Key Takeaways:
  • The Mental and Physical Health category has the largest number of actors.
  • The Community Development category has fewest links to Child and Family Caregivers.
  • Many parents and caregivers are not aware of the resources available.

If you know of a Detroit early childhood education program, organization, or initiative that’s missing from this map, please add it!

Follow this link to help build a better dataset of available resources.

See Data In Action
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Percent of Pre-term Births, 2014
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Percent of Babies Born with Low Birth Weight, 2014
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Locations of 4-5 QRIS Star Rated Child Care Providers by Type, 2016
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Potential Capacity at DPS and EAA Schools with Existing Pre-K Programs, 2016
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Percent of Births to Teen Mothers, 2014
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Total Births, by Census Tract, 2014
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Percent of Births to Mothers with Inadequate Prenatal Care, 2014
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Childcare Centers
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IFF Study: Overall Childcare Service Need, 2013
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Hope Starts Here: Number of Survey Respondents, by Zip Code, 2017
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Head Start Locations
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Blood Lead Levels
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Third Grade ELA and Math Scores by Census Tract
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Births by Tract (2014)
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The importance of facility quality in early education
Research shows that attention to facility quality and thoughtful classroom design can pave the way to a better educational outcome, augment programming quality, and change the landscape of early childhood education in Detroit.

Source: The importance of facility quality in early education

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These 3 new Michigan Childcare centers offer the most advanced facilities for children and adults
Childcare centers are becoming much more than just a place to drop off kids. We look at three Michigan facilities that widen their reach to provide quality experiences for families, caregivers, and entire communities. Source: Model D
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Big and small: sharing early education wisdom from rural to urban communities
In the absence of universal policy for early childhood education, some Michigan's smallest communities are taking it upon themselves to foster kindergarten-ready children.

Source: Big and small: sharing early education wisdom from rural to urban communities

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The high cost of limited access to early childhood education in Detroit
Access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education enables parents to work and increases the likelihood of academic success for the child. We look at how increased investment in early childhood education can provide a big boost to the city.

Source: The high cost of limited access to early childhood education in Detroit

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Unraveling the connection between data and strong early childhood outcomes
One priority of the Kresge Early Years for Success (KEYS): Detroit initiative is to strengthen and build the early childhood field in the city. One of the first steps our
Read more.
Moms, Place, and Low Birth Weight, Part 2: Does Place Matter?
This is the second in a three-part series examining correlates of low birth weight in babies born in 2010, 2011, and 2012 in Detroit, Wayne County outside of Detroit, Oakland County, and Macomb County. .
Read more.
Moms, Place, and Low Birth Weight, Part 1: Detroit
In an influential January 30, 2014 Detroit News article entitled “Detroit is Deadliest City for Children,” the author, Karen Bouffard, wrote, “In 2010, Detroit (population about 713,000) and Cleveland
Read more.
Exploring Student Dispersion Maps

Since the 2011-12 school year, Data Driven Detroit (D3) has created a series of maps that illustrate the spatial patterns related to where students from different areas in Detroit attend school or where students from different schools live (see our previous blog post introducing the project).

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Click maps (or links) to download PDF

Percent of Pre-term Births, 2014
Click Here to Download
Percent of Babies Born with Low Birth Weight, 2014
Click Here to Download
Locations of 4-5 QRIS Star Rated Child Care Providers by Type, 2016
Click Here to Download
Potential Capacity at DPS and EAA Schools with Existing Pre-K Programs, 2016
Click Here to Download
Percent of Births to Teen Mothers, 2014
Click Here to Download
Total Births, by Census Tract, 2014
Click Here to Download
Percent of Births to Mothers with Inadequate Prenatal Care, 2014
Click Here to Download
Childcare Centers
Click Here to Download
IFF Study: Overall Childcare Service Need, 2013
Click Here to Download
Hope Starts Here: Number of Survey Respondents, by Zip Code, 2017
Click Here to Download
Head Start Locations
Click here to view
Blood Lead Levels
Click here to view
Third Grade ELA and Math Scores by Census Tract
Click here to view
Births by Tract (2014)
Click here to view
Click picture to see full post

The importance of facility quality in early education
Research shows that attention to facility quality and thoughtful classroom design can pave the way to a better educational outcome, augment programming quality, and change the landscape of early childhood education in Detroit.

Source: The importance of facility quality in early education

Read more.
These 3 new Michigan Childcare centers offer the most advanced facilities for children and adults
Childcare centers are becoming much more than just a place to drop off kids. We look at three Michigan facilities that widen their reach to provide quality experiences for families, caregivers, and entire communities. Source: Model D
Read more.
Big and small: sharing early education wisdom from rural to urban communities
In the absence of universal policy for early childhood education, some Michigan's smallest communities are taking it upon themselves to foster kindergarten-ready children.

Source: Big and small: sharing early education wisdom from rural to urban communities

Read more.
The high cost of limited access to early childhood education in Detroit
Access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education enables parents to work and increases the likelihood of academic success for the child. We look at how increased investment in early childhood education can provide a big boost to the city.

Source: The high cost of limited access to early childhood education in Detroit

Read more.
Click picture to see full post
Unraveling the connection between data and strong early childhood outcomes
One priority of the Kresge Early Years for Success (KEYS): Detroit initiative is to strengthen and build the early childhood field in the city. One of the first steps our
Read more.
Moms, Place, and Low Birth Weight, Part 2: Does Place Matter?
This is the second in a three-part series examining correlates of low birth weight in babies born in 2010, 2011, and 2012 in Detroit, Wayne County outside of Detroit, Oakland County, and Macomb County. .
Read more.
Moms, Place, and Low Birth Weight, Part 1: Detroit
In an influential January 30, 2014 Detroit News article entitled “Detroit is Deadliest City for Children,” the author, Karen Bouffard, wrote, “In 2010, Detroit (population about 713,000) and Cleveland
Read more.
Exploring Student Dispersion Maps

Since the 2011-12 school year, Data Driven Detroit (D3) has created a series of maps that illustrate the spatial patterns related to where students from different areas in Detroit attend school or where students from different schools live (see our previous blog post introducing the project).

Read More

Read more.
Interact With Data
The early childhood interactive map contains data relating to early childhood and education. It is meant to help stakeholders better understand the early childhood landscape.
Hope Starts Here was a community-driven partnership to strengthen and grow early childhood services for Detroit’s youngest residents. It created a citywide action
plan to create coordinated, high-quality early childhood systems that ensure children are born healthy, prepared for kindergarten and ready for success for third grade and beyond.
Interested in learning more about kids in Detroit?
Check out the State of the Detroit Child