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Michigan is re-opening and so are child care providers!

 

 
Great Start to Quality has been asking all licensed programs to share whether their program is open or if they are temporarily closed.  Overall, 97% of licensed programs are open.

Trends:

  • Parents and families can search www.greatstarttoquality.org 24/7 to find child care programs in their community. Fewer than 225 licensed child care providers report that they are temporarily closed, and of those 30 are still enrolling children.
  • Home-based providers are slightly more likely to be currently open than centers - 98% of licensed homes providers are open versus 96% of centers. 
  • Percent of open providers varies by county. Of the 83 counties, 44 have 100% of licensed programs open, 37 counties have more than 90% of program open, and only 2 counties have less than 90% of programs open (Lake: 80% and Washtenaw: 89%).

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

9

100%

Gratiot

56

100%

Missaukee

18

100%

Alger

7

100%

Hillsdale

49

100%

Monroe

104

99%

Allegan

119

98%

Houghton

36

97%

Montcalm

57

100%

Alpena

35

100%

Huron

40

98%

Montmorency

7

100%

Antrim

16

100%

Ingham

233

94%

Muskegon

206

100%

Arenac

12

100%

Ionia

68

99%

Newaygo

40

100%

Baraga

9

100%

Iosco

25

96%

Oakland

811

96%

Barry

52

100%

Iron

10

100%

Oceana

24

92%

Bay

92

98%

Isabella

65

97%

Ogemaw

22

100%

Benzie

15

100%

Jackson

129

98%

Ontonagon

5

100%

Berrien

121

98%

Kalamazoo

275

97%

Osceola

28

100%

Branch

43

98%

Kalkaska

18

95%

Oscoda

6

100%

Calhoun

114

99%

Kent

644

99%

Otsego

41

100%

Cass

32

94%

Keweenaw

1

100%

Ottawa

278

99%

Charlevoix

31

100%

Lake

4

80%

Presque Isle

14

93%

Cheboygan

20

100%

Lapeer

58

97%

Roscommon

13

100%

Chippewa

42

100%

Leelanau

19

100%

Saginaw

211

100%

Clare

29

100%

Lenawee

99

100%

Sanilac

35

92%

Clinton

62

97%

Livingston

115

98%

Schoolcraft

9

100%

Crawford

10

100%

Luce

4

100%

Shiawassee

57

97%

Delta

23

96%

Mackinac

18

100%

St. Clair

71

97%

Dickinson

27

96%

Macomb

435

91%

St. Joseph

60

98%

Eaton

114

98%

Manistee

26

100%

Tuscola

36

100%

Emmet

25

100%

Marquette

54

96%

Van Buren

80

99%

Genesee

286

97%

Mason

35

100%

Washtenaw

256

89%

Gladwin

24

100%

Mecosta

37

100%

Wayne

1041

94%

Gogebic

12

100%

Menominee

21

100%

Wexford

46

100%

Grand Traverse

113

99%

Midland

101

100%

 

 

 

This report includes the latest survey results as of August 2, 2021.