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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 May 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 3,448 1,310 2 35 681 1,279 141 62.00%
Group Child Care Homes 1,611 922 33 116 480 30 30 42.76%
Family Child Care Homes 2,942 1,957 85 284 569 32 15 33.48%
Total Programs 8,001 4,189 120 435 1,730 1,341 186

47.64%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,257

*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.