Providers & Educators

Children learn so much in their first five years. By creating a safe, nurturing place for children to learn, explore their world and build relationships, you are setting the foundation for them to be successful in school, work and life. Part of providing an environment that allows children to learn, grow and develop is having the tools and resources you need available. Great Start to Quality offers child care providers several resources such as orientation, professional development, and other benefits. 

Great Start to Quality is Michigan's quality rating and improvement system that supports programs and providers in their efforts to provide high-quality care while helping families find and choose quality programs that meet their children's needs. Great Start to Quality helps you get the tools and child care provider resources you need to succeed. The goal is to make sure every young child in Michigan has a high-quality learning experience. 

Looking for Professional Development?

The Great Start to Quality Resource Centers offer various trainings on topics related to child development, early childhood, business practices and other subjects.

Great Start to Quality Orientation

The Great Start to Quality Orientation is for Level 1 License Exempt Providers who are interested in receiving Child Development and Care subsidy.

Benefits for Providers & Educators

Participating in Great Start to Quality provides you with the opportunity to apply for incentives, grants and additional bonuses to help you obtain necessary resources to provide the best care possible.

Great Start to Quality Informational Brochure

Great Start to Quality offers an informational brochure to programs and providers. This brochure gives you an overview of Great Start to Quality to help you better understand the process.