Great Start, Great Investment, Great Future The plan for Early Learning and Development in Michigan
Race to The Top Early Learning Challenge (RTT ELC)
The Office of Great Start has been charged with ensuring that all children birth to age eight, especially those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success. The Governor outlined a single set of early childhood outcomes against which all public investments will be assessed:
Children born healthy;
Children healthy, thriving, and developmentally on track from birth to third grade;
Children developmentally ready to succeed in school at the time of school entry; and
Children prepared to succeed in fourth grade and beyond by reading proficiently by the end of third grade.