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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, 2017

Program Type Total Number of Programs Statewide* Empty Star 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
Child Care & Preschool Centers 3,581 1,478 3 44 664 1,246 146
Group Child Care Homes 1,626 967 35 131 440 33 20
Family Child Care Homes 3,122 2,191 80 288 526 25 12
Total Programs 8,329 4,636 118 463 1,630 1,304 178

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,112

*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.