Program aims to help quality early childcare providers stay afloat

First Children's Finance, with support from The Skillman Foundation and PNC Bank, is launching a program aimed at helping early childcare providers become better at running their businesses.

The Children's Chamber of Commerce will offer business training and executive mentioring for licensed, quality early childcare providers so that low-income families have quality programs for their young children.

Kristen McDonald, program director of education for The Skillman Foundation, told Crain's Detroit Business that early childhood education and social development is important.

"The brain develops the most in the first two years of life," McDonald said in this week's article. "We aren't going to turn the region around until we do something about the literacy, graduating and college-going rates."

Read more about the program in Crain's here.