Early Learning corps AT A GLANCE / FOR SCHOOLS

Michigan Education Corps Early Learning Corps’ goal is to help every Michigan child become ready for kindergarten. We make this possible with a dedicated staff and team of interventionists, also known as members, who serve through AmeriCorps. Members provide proven research-based language and literacy interventions to help struggling students reach their potential.

About the program

It takes a team to make Michigan Education Corps Early Learning Corps a success. We work with you to provide services to students and need your support along the way. Focusing on early literacy and numeracy skills, Early Learning Corps Interventionists are embedded into preschool classrooms to assist teachers in implementing a language, literacy and math rich learning environment. Additionally, interventionists are trained in scripted reading interventions to provide to students in need of supplemental literacy practice.


Read more about how Early Learning Corps is implemented.

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Watch this detailed video about Early Learning Corps implementation. This video was designed by Minnesota Reading Corps, but is applicable to how we at Michigan Education Corps implement the program in our state.


Read our 2023-24 Guide To Apply to learn more about hosting Early Learning Corps at your site.

Addressing the Teacher Shortage –
Child Development Associate Credential

Recognizing the severity of the teacher shortage in Michigan, Michigan Education Corps has partnered with Camp Fire West Michigan 4C to offer every Early Learning Corps Interventionist the opportunity to complete their Child Development Associate credential while serving.




The Michigan Education Corps team provides training to Reading Corps Interventionists and Internal Coaches to ensure successful implementation of the Reading Corps model.

“The training is fantastic and I have decided to stay and not attempt to commute. It is wonderful to have time to spend with my new “team” and we are learning all together. Thank you also for all you do to make this program successful, I love to see things that get directly to students and have an impact.” –Internal Coach, 2018-19