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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 January 1, 2020

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 4,512 2,173 2 39 739 1,322 237 51.84%
Group Child Care Homes 1,664 892 30 129 540 34 39 46.39%
Family Child Care Homes 2,403 1,491 50 197 610 31 24 37.95%
Total Programs 8,579 4,556 82 365 1,889 1,387 300

46.89%

Total Number of Participating Programs:  4,023

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,576

*This includes programs and providers that are eligible to participate in Great Start to Quality.  As of October 1, 2019, Great Start to Quality includes School Age Only programs.