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.
HEAR US Inc. Product Order Forms
62.95 KB PDF file
A copy of the order form for HEAR US Inc.
Is This the Right Place for My Child?
6.93 MB PDF file
A helpful guide with information on what to look for when searching for child care and preschool to support your child's growth and development.
Michigan Out-Of-School Time Standards of Quality
1.14 MB PDF file
The Michigan Out-Of-School Time (MOST) Standards of Quality are research-based standards created to support programs and providers to offer high-quality care for all children and youth in grades K-12.
National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) Product Order Form
113.13 KB PDF file
A copy of the form for the National Center for Homeless Education.
Online Resources on Early Childhood Care and Education
69.83 KB PDF file
A list of online resources for early childhood education and care.
Out-Of-School Time Design Team Flyer
125.81 KB PDF file
Participation Bonus FAQs
363.31 KB PDF file
Frequently asked questions about the Participation Bonuses.
Potential Warning Signs of Homelessness
95.52 KB PDF file
A document to reference for potential warning signs of homelessness.
Professional Development Training Certificate Example
446.93 KB PDF file
An example of the certificate you receive after completing a professional development training through Great Start to Quality.
Program Quality Indicators
303.11 KB PDF file
The program quality indicators on each Self-Assessment Survey along with the possible points for each section and indicator.