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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 April 1, 2018

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 3,448 1,317 2 34 686 1,268 141 61.80%
Group Child Care Homes 1,610 929 32 114 477 30 28 42.29%
Family Child Care Homes 2,980 2,007 87 284 554 34 14 32.65%
Total Programs 8,038 4,253 121 432 1,717 1,332 183

47.09%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,232

*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.