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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, 2019

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 3,679 1,389 1 35 705 1,352 197 62.25%
Group Child Care Homes 1,676 924 34 127 522 30 39 44.90%
Family Child Care Homes 2,519 1,566 57 226 622 28 20 37.83%
Total Programs 7,874 3,879 92 388 1,849 1,410 256

50.74%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,515

*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.