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Michigan one of six states to benefit from early learning grant

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Obama administration has announced that six states, including Michigan, have won a combined $288 million in grants.

Officials say Michigan has about 182,000 kids that will benefit from $51.7 million in federal funding to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Michigan's proposal to the federal government included a number of goals aimed at helping children and families.

It's the third time the grants have been issued.