Thursday, July 18 to Tuesday, October 1

Great Start to Quality is getting an upgrade!   Action is needed to prepare your program for this transition. Learn more on the System Upgrade page.

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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 July 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 3,665 1,352 1 32 721 1,341 218 63.11%
Group Child Care Homes 1,674 923 29 120 531 30 41 44.86%
Family Child Care Homes 2,480 1,544 56 208 622 30 20 37.74%
Total Programs 7,819 3,819 86 360 1,874 1,401 279

51.16%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,554

*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.