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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, 2018

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 3,620 1,434 1 36 699 1,262 188 60.39%
Group Child Care Homes 1,680 955 36 131 502 26 30 43.15%
Family Child Care Homes 2,738 1,754 86 288 561 31 18 35.94%
Total Programs 8,038 4,143 123 455 1,762 1,319 236

49.15%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,317

*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.