Providers & Educators

Great Start to Quality offers a variety of resources for all programs and providers. These resources range from direct assistance from a Great Start to Quality Resource Center to documents that will help you better understand Great Start to Quality.

The local Great Start to Quality Resource Centers offer:

  • Access to various tools and resources for your program.
  • A lending library with different types of learning materials.
  • Support with the Great Start to Quality rating process.

Resources for programs and providers include:

  • Documents to help you understand and navigate the rating process.
  • General information about Great Start to Quality.
  • Opportunities to find professional development trainings that meet your needs.
ACEs - Stress and Early Brain Growth
204.9 KB PDF file
This document helps you understand Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Approved Rater Frequently Asked Questions
397.61 KB PDF file
A list of frequently asked questions by those looking to become a Great Start to Quality Approved Rater and those that are currently an Approved Rater.
Approved Screening, Assessment and Curriculum Tools
358.32 KB PDF file
The list of Great Start to Quality's approved screening, assessment and curriculum tools.
Child Care or Preschool Program Checklist Visit Checklist
68.81 KB PDF file
A checklist you can take with you when you are visiting programs and providers in your search for the best care for your child.
Document Tags
Child Care in Michigan
Children's Picture Books on Homelessness
77.91 KB PDF file
A list of children's books focused on homelessness.
Classroom Identifier Guidance for Alternate Path Programs
851.59 KB PDF file
If you are an Alternate Path program, these steps will help you find each classroom's identifier your Approved Rater will need in order to enter your program's Program Quality Assessment scores.
Core Knowledge and Competencies for Afterschool and Youth Development Professionals
10.17 MB PDF file
The Core Knowledge and Competencies explain the knowledge, skills and qualities needed by professionals to support learning, and provide high-quality care, for all children and youth in grades K-12.
Great Start to Quality Orientation - Level 1 Training Binder
159 pages, 2.81 MB PDF file
The content shared at the Great Start to Quality Orientation - Level 1 Training.
Great Start to Quality Programs & Providers Brochure
486.24 KB PDF file
The informational brochure for programs and providers about Great Start to Quality.
Great Start to Quality User Guide
2.66 MB PDF file
The Great Start to Quality User Guide is a resource for educators that walks through the steps of the rating process.