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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 October 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 3,660 1,476 1 36 708 1,253 186 59.67%
Group Child Care Homes 1,675 936 41 127 513 26 32 44.12%
Family Child Care Homes 2,649 1,677 77 281 564 31 19 36.69%
Total Programs 7,984 4,089 119 444 1,785 1,310 237

48.79%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,332

*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.