Thursday, July 18 to Tuesday, October 1

Great Start to Quality is getting an upgrade!   Action is needed to prepare your program for this transition. Learn more on the System Upgrade page.

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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 August 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 3,654 1,333 1 31 729 1,331 229 63.52%
Group Child Care Homes 1,672 907 28 120 545 31 41 45.75%
Family Child Care Homes 2,454 1,518 54 205 627 30 20 38.14%
Total Programs 7,780 3,758 83 356 1,901 1,392 290

51.70%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,583

*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.