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State officials have kicked off the “Think Babies Michigan” campaign, a multi-year project to help support babies, toddlers and their families.

The “Think Babies Michigan” campaign will utilize $1.5 million over three years to increase enrollment and access to high-quality child care, home visiting and early intervention for low-income families.

The goal is to increase access by 50 percent by 2025.

“The think babies Michigan policy agenda which was created with nearly 1,000 parents and community members across the state is a plan to create a better Michigan for families with infants and toddlers who need better access to affordable high quality child care, home visiting support and early intervention services,” Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist said during the announcement Wednesday (Feb. 18).

Those behind the “Think Babies Michigan” initiative hope to “make Michigan a top state to have a baby and raise a child.”

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!