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The Great Start to Quality Child Care Status Survey is asking all licensed programs to share whether their program is open, planning to re-open, or currently closed. The current response rate is 85%. Of the programs that have responded, 96% are open and 4% are still closed statewide.

Trends:

Survey Trends Graphic

  • Survey results indicate just under 6,700 child care providers throughout Michigan remain open or have re-opened, and they have the licensed capacity to serve more than 290,000 children, though social distancing precautions may mean fewer slots are available. Of those that have responded, fewer than 250 licensed child care providers report that they remain closed or temporarily closed.
  • Parents and families can search www.greatstarttoquality.org 24/7 to find out which child care programs are open or closed in their community. Home-based providers are more likely to be currently open than centers - 98% of licensed homes providers are open versus 95% of centers. 
  • Percent of open providers varies by county. Three-quarters of providers are open in SE Michigan (Wayne: 69%, Oakland: 90%, Macomb: 72%), while 100% are open in Eastern, Northern and Upper Peninsula counties of Clare, Crawford, Emmet, Huron, Keweenaw, Missaukee, Ontonagon, Oscoda, Presque Isle, Roscommon, and Schoolcraft. 
  • All counties are reporting survey responses. See detailed data below for all 83 counties in Michigan. 
  • Almost half of open programs have a Great Start to Quality star rating.  See detailed data below for open programs by license type and star rating.

We have not yet heard from all programs, so local numbers may be different. Please help us increase participation in this survey by encouraging programs to visit their Great Start to Quality profile or by contacting a Great Start to Quality Resource Center at 1-877-614-7328.   

Open Programs by County – based on program self-reporting

County

# of Open Programs

% Open

County

# of Open Programs

% Open

County

# of Open Programs

% Open

Alcona

8

80%

Gratiot

54

98%

Missaukee

19

100%

Alger

4

57%

Hillsdale

39

80%

Monroe

78

72%

Allegan

87

71%

Houghton

31

82%

Montcalm

57

95%

Alpena

34

94%

Huron

42

100%

Montmorency

6

86%

Antrim

12

71%

Ingham

213

85%

Muskegon

177

85%

Arenac

11

92%

Ionia

61

85%

Newaygo

37

95%

Baraga

5

56%

Iosco

25

96%

Oakland

762

90%

Barry

38

72%

Iron

8

80%

Oceana

21

72%

Bay

84

89%

Isabella

64

91%

Ogemaw

21

91%

Benzie

10

63%

Jackson

99

72%

Ontonagon

5

100%

Berrien

79

64%

Kalamazoo

203

70%

Osceola

28

97%

Branch

36

82%

Kalkaska

19

90%

Oscoda

6

100%

Calhoun

70

60%

Kent

620

94%

Otsego

41

98%

Cass

20

59%

Keweenaw

1

100%

Ottawa

275

96%

Charlevoix

29

94%

Lake

3

75%

Presque Isle

14

100%

Cheboygan

19

95%

Lapeer

53

90%

Roscommon

15

100%

Chippewa

33

79%

Leelanau

19

90%

Saginaw

195

93%

Clare

30

100%

Lenawee

85

87%

Sanilac

36

92%

Clinton

62

97%

Livingston

107

91%

Schoolcraft

9

100%

Crawford

10

100%

Luce

4

80%

Shiawassee

54

95%

Delta

26

90%

Mackinac

13

72%

St. Clair

62

81%

Dickinson

27

96%

Macomb

353

72%

St. Joseph

43

69%

Eaton

105

90%

Manistee

25

96%

Tuscola

35

92%

Emmet

25

100%

Marquette

44

77%

Van Buren

55

67%

Genesee

226

75%

Mason

34

92%

Washtenaw

222

76%

Gladwin

21

84%

Mecosta

35

92%

Wayne

767

69%

Gogebic

10

91%

Menominee

18

82%

Wexford

45

98%

Grand Traverse

95

83%

Midland

89

86%

 

 

 


Open Programs by Type and Star Rating

Program Type

Empty Star

1 Star

2 Star

3 Star

4 Star

5 Star

Total

Centers

1638

9

50

749

834

140

3420

Family Homes

1153

21

117

498

23

23

1835

Group Homes

787

11

92

462

24

31

1407

Total

3578

41

259

1709

881

194

6662

This report includes the latest survey results as of May 10, 2021.