STATE OF OPPORTUNITY. Can Kids in Michigan Get Ahead?
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Without access to affordable childcare, Michigan’s talent pool will erode, says state official

Broman said access to childcare has improved.

One of the biggest obstacles for low-income and poor families: child care and preschool. It's hard to get a job or go to classes when you have a 2-year-old on your hip.

Susan Broman, deputy superintendent of the P-20 System and Student Transition at the Michigan Department of Education, gave Stateside an update on the state's efforts to increase access to early childhood education and care. 

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