New Appointee to the ECIC Executive Committee

Governor Rick Snyder appointed Jason Gold of Belleville to the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) Executive Committee in February. The Early Childhood Investment Corporation is pleased to add his experience and expertise to the Executive Committee.


Learn more about Mr. Gold and the Executive Committee here.

  New Faces at ECIC

Three early childhood experts have joined the Early Childhood Investment Corporation team as Great Start to Quality Validators - Kelly Christman, Nicole Kretzschmer and Candice Torrealba.  In this role they will focus on ensuring the integrity of the Great Start to Quality rating system by reviewing the evidence submitted by programs and providers as a part of their Self-Assessment Survey.


Click here to meet and learn more about the Great Start to Quality Validators.

  ECIC Expertise Shared Across the State

The core strength of the Early Childhood Investment Corporation is its dynamic, creative, and dedicated team of early childhood experts.  Staff are frequently asked to present at research and practice conferences and convenings across the state. You can catch them at the following upcoming conferences:


Michigan Head Start Association 24th Annual Early Childhood Training Conference - Ann Arbor

Date: March 5, 2015

Presentation:  Co-Presenter - "Head Start & Great Start to Quality: A Commitment to Continuous Quality Improvement"

ECIC Team Member: Sheri Butters


Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MiAEYC) Early Childhood Conference - Grand Rapids

Date: April 23, 2015

Presentation:  "Race to the Top with Great Start to Quality"

ECIC Team Members: Kelly Kreider and Sheri Butters


Click here to see the history of past presentations.


We're Hiring!

Join a team of dedicated, knowledgeable, and diverse professionals all working toward the common goal of serving and advancing the interests of young children in Michigan.  We offer an energized, professional environment that supports individual growth, competitive wages, and a comprehensive benefits package.


Please click the button below to learn more about these positions and to apply. 


  Request for Proposals

The Early Childhood Investment Corporation is seeking proposals for a Focus Group Facilitator for the School Age Design of Great Start to Quality project.


Click here for more information and to review the Consultant/Vendor Work Plan, Budget Requirements and Scope of Work.