How Many Programs Are Open in Michigan?

Great Start to Quality has been asking all licensed programs to share whether their program is open or if they are temporarily closed.  Overall, just over 98% of licensed programs are open, which has been consistent for over seven months.

Trends

  • Parents and families can search www.greatstarttoquality.org 24/7 to find child care programs in their community. Just under 100 licensed child care providers report that they are temporarily closed, and of those fewer than 15 are still enrolling children.
  • Home-based providers are slightly more likely to be currently open than centers – 99% of licensed homes providers are open versus 98% of centers. 
  • Percent of open providers varies by county. Of the 83 counties, 60 have 100% of licensed programs open.

Open Programs by County – based on program self-reporting

County # of Open Programs % Open County# of Open Programs% OpenCounty# of Open Programs% Open
Alcona8100%Gratiot57100%Missaukee19100%
Alger7100%Hillsdale45100%Monroe10499%
Allegan11899%Houghton3697%Montcalm56100%
Alpena33100%Huron39100%Montmorency7100%
Antrim17100%Ingham23998%Muskegon200100%
Arenac12100%Ionia68100%Newaygo40100%
Baraga9100%Iosco25100%Oakland82699%
Barry50100%Iron9100%Oceana24100%
Bay91100%Isabella6797%Ogemaw20100%
Benzie13100%Jackson133100%Ontonagon5100%
Berrien11598%Kalamazoo279100%Osceola27100%
Branch4198%Kalkaska20100%Oscoda6100%
Calhoun11499%Kent647100%Otsego41100%
Cass3497%Keweenaw1100%Ottawa280100%
Charlevoix31100%Lake5100%Presque Isle15100%
Cheboygan19100%Lapeer5798%Roscommon17100%
Chippewa4198%Leelanau19100%Saginaw210100%
Clare29100%Lenawee96100%Sanilac38100%
Clinton6598%Livingston11399%Schoolcraft10100%
Crawford9100%Luce4100%Shiawassee5596%
Delta2292%Mackinac17100%St. Clair74100%
Dickinson27100%Macomb47098%St. Joseph5898%
Eaton110100%Manistee26100%Tuscola38100%
Emmet31100%Marquette5496%Van Buren8199%
Genesee28999%Mason39100%Washtenaw27495%
Gladwin22100%Mecosta36100%Wayne106897%
Gogebic12100%Menominee22100%Wexford43100%
Grand Traverse102100%Midland99100%
Openings as Self-reported 01/03/2022
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