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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, 2019

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 3,716 1,374 2 33 746 1,333 228 63.03%
Group Child Care Homes 1,662 878 29 127 552 35 41 47.17%
Family Child Care Homes 2,436 1,505 51 204 621 31 24 38.22%
Total Programs 7,814 3,757 82 364 1,919 1,399 293

51.92%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,611

*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.