Michigan Radio's State of Opportunity team has been covering the research around early childhood education and the role it plays in a child's development.
That topic was discussed at the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference this morning.
The Legislature and Governor Snyder have shown interest in boosting early ed programs in the state, but how much should they commit, and what kinds of programs work?
Michigan Radio's Jennifer White led a panel discussion on early education in Michigan.
Watch the discussion below (scroll five minutes in):
Carla D. Thompson, vice president for program strategy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Rob Grunewald, economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Bob Harbison, board member, Smart Start Oklahoma