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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 January 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 3,422 1,303 3 33 671 1,269 143 61.92%
Group Child Care Homes 1,611 953 31 114 460 31 22 40.84%
Family Child Care Homes 3,018 2,056 92 279 548 32 11 31.88%
Total Programs 8,051 4,312 126 426 1,679 1,332 176

46.44%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,187

*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.