Community Evaluation Programs

A Division of the Office for Public Engagement and
Scholarship, a department of University Outreach
and Engagement


GSRP Sites by Child Opportunity Index

Data Source: 2020-21

Where children live and how much access they have to opportunities has an enormous effect on the quality of their experiences, their health and education, their future prospects, and their success as adults. The Child Opportunity Index 2.0 was created by to reflect opportunities available to children in neighborhoods across the United States. The index consists of three domains:

Each neighbor/census tract receives a score for each of the three domains. The three are combined to produce the composite Child Opportunity Index, in five levels ranging from very low to very high opportunity as compared to the state averages.

In Michigan, Child Opportunity Index scores were available for all 5,482 census tracts. This map shows how the Child Opportunity Index of each census tract compares to the state average. Dots show the locations of GSRP sites; triangles represent Head Start sites. The reason that Head Start sites were mapped in addition to GSRP sites was to make sure that we had a more full picture of preschool coverage, because an area with an extremely low Child Opportunity Index may be served by Head Start rather than by GSRP.