Providers & Educators

Great Start to Quality offers a variety of resources for all programs and child care providers. These resources range from direct assistance from a Great Start to Quality Resource Center to documents that will help you better understand Great Start to Quality.

The local Great Start to Quality Resource Centers offer:

  • Access to various tools and resources for your program.
  • A lending library with different types of learning materials.
  • Support with the Great Start to Quality rating process.

Resources for programs and providers include:

  • Documents to help you understand and navigate the rating process.
  • General information about Great Start to Quality.
  • Opportunities to find professional development trainings that meet your needs.
 
Great Start to Quality Programs & Providers Brochure
2 MB PDF file
The informational brochure for programs and providers about Great Start to Quality.
Great Start to Quality Timeline
89.25 KB PDF file
This is a tentative timeline for improvements to Great Start to Quality based on stakeholder feedback.
Great Start to Quality Welcome Kit
1.07 MB PDF file
The Great Start to Quality Welcome Kit provides resources and tools for getting started in the rating process.
GSRP CLASS Memo
157.13 KB PDF file
Memo shared with GSRP programs in spring 2021 to announce the shift from PQA-R to CLASS for earning a 5-Star rating.
HEAR US Inc. Product Order Forms
62.95 KB PDF file
A copy of the order form for HEAR US Inc.
Is This the Right Place for My Child?
6.93 MB PDF file
A helpful guide with information on what to look for when searching for child care and preschool to support your child's growth and development.
Letter to Families
51.8 KB DOCX file
Let families know that your program is engaging in the Great Start to Quality rating process with this fillable letter.
Michigan Infant and Toddler Standards of Quality
2.82 MB PDF file
The Michigan Infant and Toddler (MIT) Standards of Quality are research-based standards created to support programs and providers to offer high-quality care for all children between the infant and toddler ages of zero to three.
Michigan Out-Of-School Time Standards of Quality
1.14 MB PDF file
The Michigan Out-Of-School Time (MOST) Standards of Quality are research-based standards created to support programs and providers to offer high-quality care for all children and youth in grades K-12.
Michigan Prekindergarten Standards of Quality
7.27 MB PDF file
The Michigan Pre-Kindergarten Standards of Quality are research-based standards created to support programs and providers to offer high-quality care for all children and youth.