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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 September 1, 2017

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 3,502 1,397 3 37 669 1,251 145 60.11%
Group Child Care Homes 1,620 952 35 129 450 34 20 41.24%
Family Child Care Homes 3,081 2,149 78 286 533 25 10 30.25%
Total Programs 8,203 4,498 116 452 1,652 1,310 175 45.17%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,137

*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.