Statewide Evaluation

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  • Michigan 21st Century Community
    Learning Centers

    The Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) are federally funded out-of-school time programs for high-poverty, low-performing schools administered by state departments of education.

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  • Great Start
    Readiness Program

    Mchigan's Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children with factors that place them at risk for educational failure. The program provides high-quality academic and social-emotional experiences that prepare Michigan children for kindergarten.

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  • Child Care
    Mapping Project

    Child Care Mapping Project is a state-funded program that intends to develop new data infrastructure that policymakers and program leaders can use to help ensure that families across the state of Michigan have equitable access to high-quality childcare services.

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  • Strong Beginnings

    Our evaluation project examines the implementation, quality, and impacts of 12 publicly funded preschool classrooms for 3-year-old children. Classrooms are currently located in four Michigan counties and managed by Berrien, Heritage Southwest, Northwest Education, and Wayne Intermediate School Districts. Our research agenda includes: (a) examining the impacts of attending two years vs. one-year or no experience in public preschools; (b) collecting input from teachers and families on effective family engagement practices to create a family engagement implementation guide for use as the program expands. The guide will reflect the needs and goals of teachers and caregivers—because our research design involved them from the beginning.

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Resources for Legislators, Administrators and Practitioners

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Michigan Child Care Deserts

By Zip Code
By County

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Michigan Child Opportunity Index Scores

By Zip Code

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Michigan State-Funded Preschools

GSRP ISD Reports

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Family Liaison Self-Reflection Rubric

A Tool to Strengthen Early Childhood Family Engagement

About Us

The Community Evaluation Programs group conducts research and evaluation projects focusing on the quality, accessibility and impacts of out-of-school time and preschool education across the state of Michigan. We have years of experience working with communities to produce engaged scholarship and to promote a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all.