The map below shows the location of current licensed childcare providers in the state of Michigan and the number of children who are 17 years old and younger in a specific neighborhood. Information on the licensed childcare providers is updated nightly from the Great Start to Quality database, which connects with Michigan’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
Childcare providers are categorized as three types: centers (green), family homes (red), and group homes (yellow). The number of children who are 17 years old and younger in each neighborhood is based on the 2015 American Community Survey’s census tract data. Population data are coded in blue, where the lighter color shows fewer population and the darker color shows high child population in that neighborhood.
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