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Detroit Office of

Early Learning

Access • Innovation • Collaboration

2020-2021 Framework

Because every child deserves an excellent start.

By 2027, Detroit will be a city
that puts its children and families first.

Hope Starts Here

The OEL is guided by three theories cultivated from the first phase of research. These theories were identified based on their potential impact, their alignment with the priorities of the CEC and the City of Detroit, and their implementation feasibility.

Access • Innovation • Collaboration

At the core of each theory, we are testing the assumption that if X happens, Detroit be closer to becoming a city that puts its children and families first.

  • Provider Supports

    By establishing strategies to increase provider engagement and resource sharing...Detroit will become a city that puts it's children and families first. Alignment with CEC priority: access to transparent information.

  • Workforce Innovation

    By reducing barriers to establishing and accessing high-quality childcare...Detroit will become a city that puts it's children and families first. Alignment with CEC priority: access to quality enrichment & care.

  • Systems & Stakeholder Alignment

    By improving coordination among ECE systems and stakeholders ...Detroit will become a city that puts it's children and families first. Alignment with CEC priority: system-wide capacity

Explore Our Hypotheses

Maria Montoya, who serves as the Director for the Office of Early Learning & School Readiness, will guide this work in partnership with the leadership from the Community Education Commission, the City of Detroit and city-wide partners.

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