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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 November 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 3,672 1,469 1 37 712 1,266 187 60.00%
Group Child Care Homes 1,672 917 43 129 524 25 34 45.15%
Family Child Care Homes 2,564 1,603 73 269 573 29 17 34.48%
Total Programs 7,908 3,989 117 435 1,809 1,320 238

49.56%

Total Number of 3, 4 and 5 Star Programs: 3,367

*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.