Children learn so much in their first five years. Quality child care, preschool and schoolage only programs help children learn, grow and develop. The foundation is set for children to be successful in school, work and life when they have a safe place to learn, explore their world and build relationships. Great Start to Quality is committed to helping Michigan families find child care that fits their budget and schedule.
Great Start to Quality is Michigan's quality rating and improvement system that evaluates the quality of child care, preschool and schoolage only programs. As a Michigan family, you can use Great Start to Quality as a tool to help you look up and compare early childhood programs to find the best child care. On a scale of one- to five-stars, Michigan child care, preschool and afterschool only programs are scored in different areas, and those scores are combined to give them their Star rating.