Child Care Mapping Project

The Child Care Mapping Project was awarded by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) as part of the Caring for MI Future initiative. Caring for MI Future is a $100 million investment that will help more Michigan families find quality, affordable child care in their community by opening 1,000 new or expanded child care programs by the end of 2024. Funding for the Child Care Mapping Project will support the development of 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 child care services. Funding was provided from MDE utilizing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information:

MSU researcher receives Michigan Department of Education grant for Childcare Services Mapping Project | Human Development and Family Studies


Jamie Heng-Chieh Wu
Principal Investigator
Associate Director for Community Evaluation Programs, Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Laurie A. Van Egeren
Co-Principal Investigator
Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Steve Miller
Co-Principal Investigator
Director, Center for Economic Analysis