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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 April 1, 2019

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 3,683 1,400 1 34 703 1,351 194 62.00%
Group Child Care Homes 1,670 917 34 125 526 29 39 45.09%
Family Child Care Homes 2,525 1,573 61 233 612 27 19 37.70%
Total Programs 7,878 3,890 96 392 1,841 1,407 252

50.62%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,500

*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.