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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 February 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 3,661 1,403 1 36 717 1,316 188 61.67%
Group Child Care Homes 1,673 906 40 133 532 25 37 45.84%
Family Child Care Homes 2,513 1,551 63 247 605 27 20 38.28%
Total Programs 7,847 3,860 104 419 1,854 1,368 245

50.81%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,467

*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.