More early education services coming to Flint

Flint children will soon have even more opportunities for early education services thanks to a new development project announced this week by the Mott Foundation.

Construction has begun on a new early childhood center in Flint, expected to open this fall, on the campus Flint’s Durant-Tuuri-Mott Community School. The project is being led by the Mott Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Flint Community Schools, Genesee Intermediate School District and the University of Michigan Flint. Initial funding for the 18 classroom center that will serve 220 children, comes from Mott’s $9 million grant to the Foundation of Flint.

LG Calley applauded Mott and other local partners for making this project possible and further investing in the early education services for Flint children.

“Early education programs allow children to grow and thrive, and it’s great to see valuable programs like these continuing to grow throughout Flint.”

The center also will include community rooms for additional usage beyond the school day. Plans are also in the works for family support specialists to be on site providing parents and community residents with services.

More information about the center and enrollment will be available this spring.

Written by Quinn Alexander, communications intern