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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 March 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 4,518 2,259 2 43 757 1,236 221 50.00%
Group Child Care Homes 1,655 924 23 123 516 33 36 44.17%
Family Child Care Homes 2,356 1,520 38 177 574 26 21 35.48%
Total Programs 8,529 4,703 63 373 1,847 1,295 278

44.86%

Total Number of Participating Programs:  3,826

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,420

*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.