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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 October 1, 2017

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 3,471 1,374 3 36 675 1,240 143 60.42%
Group Child Care Homes 1,612 946 33 124 458 31 20 41.32%
Family Child Care Homes 3,059 2,122 81 278 541 27 10 30.63%
Total Programs 8,142 4,442 117 438 1,674 1,298 173 45.44%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,145

*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.