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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, 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 3,672 1,416 1 34 707 1,316 188 61.44%
Group Child Care Homes 1,677 920 37 127 527 27 39 45.14%
Family Child Care Homes 2,520 1,571 65 237 600 27 20 37.66%
Total Programs 7,869 3,907 103 395 1,834 1,380 247

50.35%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,461

*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.