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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 February 1, 2018

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 3,419 1,291 3 35 676 1,267 147 62.24%
Group Child Care Homes 1,618 946 31 117 467 32 25 41.53%
Family Child Care Homes 2,992 2,024 88 282 554 31 13 32.35%
Total Programs 8,029 4,261 122 434 1,697 1,330 185

46.93%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,212

*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.