Nearly 40% of Michigan kids miss out on pre-k

Oct 5, 2012

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that nearly 1 in 4 kids in Michigan lives in poverty. For a family of four that means living on $23,000, or less per year.

Bridge Magazine Senior Writer, Ron French, has been taking an in depth look at why low-income kids are not getting the early childhood education they need. He found that 39% of children who qualify for pre-school programs like Head Start and Great Start, are not  in either one.

Listen to the full interview above.