State programs working to address shortage of childcare workers, providers

While work is being done on the state level to address these problems, local communities are also taking action. It’s one of the reasons the Edison Early Childhood Education Career Pathway was started. It’s a partnership between the Kalamazoo Literacy Council, Southwest Childcare Resources, and YWCA Kalamazoo to help people pursue a career in early childhood education. A major part of the program is a full-time, paid eight-month apprenticeship that will result in a childcare development associate credential.

2020 Giving Societies

In 2020, our generous donors helped fund the Kalamazoo Literacy Council and its vision to empower adults to reach their full potential. We are very grateful for those who supported us. Click to learn more.