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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 August 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 3,560 1,348 1 38 701 1,287 185 62.13%
Group Child Care Homes 1,616 899 36 123 498 30 30 44.37%
Family Child Care Homes 2,838 1,828 93 295 576 29 17 35.59%
Total Programs 8,014 4,075 130 456 1,775 1,346 232

49.15%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,353

*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.