Michigan’s Infant and Toddler Action Agenda

Michigan has over 330,000 infants and toddlers. Current policies aren’t meeting their needs. Children’s growth and development are shaped by early life experiences. Good health, secure and stable families, and positive early learning environments foster children’s physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development.

This fact sheet—written by Rebecca Ullrich and Stephanie Schmit—provides demographic information about Michigan’s infants and toddlers and their families. It also explains the current policy landscape, including threats and opportunities at the state level, as well as proposed policy actions to improve wellbeing.