The Lansing-based Early Childhood Investment Corp
. has awarded $928,233 in ReImagine Early Years grants to school districts across the state.
According to excerpts from the article:The Early Childhood Investment Corp
., based in Lansing, (ECIC) has awarded $928,233 in ReImagine Early Years grants to 11 school districts across the state to foster innovative P-8 (prenatal through age 8) educational reform.
"Making sure children have high quality early learning opportunities from birth through age 8 is crucial to their later success in school and in life," said Jessica Gillard, director of early learning and innovation for the ECIC, a public/private initiative that is spurring investment in enhanced delivery of early childhood programs through system-building.
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan prioritized the focus on early childhood education as a key component for Project ReImagine applications.
"We understand the value of providing children with quality learning well-before they toddle into kindergarten classrooms," Flanagan said. "These grant funds will go a long way to help every school district realize that necessary shift."
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