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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 May 1, 2020

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 4,497 2,244 5 56 782 1,202 208 50.10%
Group Child Care Homes 1,646 920 22 122 514 32 36 44.11%
Family Child Care Homes 2,318 1,492 39 178 564 24 21 35.63%
Total Programs 8,461 4,656 66 356 1,860 1,258 265

44.97%

Total Number of Participating Programs:  3,805

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,383

*This includes programs and providers that are eligible to participate in Great Start to Quality.  As of October 1, 2019, Great Start to Quality includes School Age Only programs.