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, 97% of licensed programs are open.

Trends

  • Parents and families can search www.greatstarttoquality.org 24/7 to find child care programs in their community. Just over 200 licensed child care providers report that they are temporarily closed, and of those fewer than 30 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 96% of centers. 
  • Percent of open providers varies by county. Of the 83 counties, 45 have 100% of licensed programs open, 36 counties have more than 90% of program open, and only 2 counties have less than 90% of programs open (Lake: 80% and Washtenaw: 89%).

Open Programs by County – based on program self-reporting

County# of Open Programs% OpenCounty# of Open Programs% OpenCounty# of Open Programs% Open
Alcona8100%Gratiot56100%Missaukee19100%
Alger7100%Hillsdale49100%Monroe10599%
Allegan11999%Houghton3697%Montcalm55100%
Alpena34100%Huron3998%Montmorency7100%
Antrim17100%Ingham23195%Muskegon203100%
Arenac12100%Ionia6899%Newaygo40100%
Baraga9100%Iosco2596%Oakland80596%
Barry51100%Iron10100%Oceana2496%
Bay9198%Isabella6597%Ogemaw21100%
Benzie14100%Jackson12898%Ontonagon5100%
Berrien12198%Kalamazoo27297%Osceola27100%
Branch4298%Kalkaska1895%Oscoda6100%
Calhoun11299%Kent646100%Otsego42100%
Cass3294%Keweenaw1100%Ottawa27799%
Charlevoix31100%Lake480%Presque Isle1493%
Cheboygan19100%Lapeer5897%Roscommon13100%
Chippewa42100%Leelanau20100%Saginaw213100%
Clare30100%Lenawee98100%Sanilac3492%
Clinton6397%Livingston11498%Schoolcraft9100%
Crawford9100%Luce4100%Shiawassee5798%
Delta2396%Mackinac18100%St. Clair7197%
Dickinson2897%Macomb43892%St. Joseph5998%
Eaton11598%Manistee26100%Tuscola36100%
Emmet30100%Marquette5496%Van Buren8099%
Genesee28697%Mason35100%Washtenaw25589%
Gladwin24100%Mecosta37100%Wayne103394%
Gogebic12100%Menominee22100%Wexford45100%
Grand Traverse10699%Midland102100%   
Self-Reported Data as of September 7, 2021
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