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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 November 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 3,425 1,320 3 32 667 1,256 147 61.46%
Group Child Care Homes 1,609 944 33 114 462 33 23 41.33%
Family Child Care Homes 3,018 2,074 90 267 544 32 11 31.28%
Total Programs 8,052 4,338 126 413 1,673 1,321 181

46.13%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,175

*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.