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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, 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 3,659 1,410 1 35 724 1,304 185 61.46%
Group Child Care Homes 1,675 914 41 130 530 24 36 45.43%
Family Child Care Homes 2,507 1,539 69 254 598 27 20 38.62%
Total Programs 7,841 3,863 111 419 1,852 1,355 241

50.73%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,448

*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.