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Licensed programs and providers in Michigan participate in the Great Start to Quality rating process on a voluntary basis. The number of programs and providers who choose to participate and have a published star rating are updated on a monthly basis.

Great Start to Quality Program Participation as of June 1, 2018

Program Type Total Number of
Programs Statewide*
Empty Star 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

Published 
1 to 5 Stars

Child Care & Preschool Centers 3,472 1,314 2 32 688 1,270 166 62.15%
Group Child Care Homes 1,610 914 36 118 482 29 31 43.23%
Family Child Care Homes 2,950 1,943 91 291 579 30 16 34.13%
Total Programs 8,032 4,171 129 441 1,749 1,329 213

48.07%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,291

*This includes programs and providers that are eligible to participate in Great Start to Quality. It does not include programs and providers that provide school age services only or those programs not in good standing with licensing.