Wednesday, July 1 to Friday, July 31

Let families know whether your program is open or closed. Complete a short survey in your Great Start to Quality profile. View results to see how many programs are open.

Providers & Educators

Based on your feedback, user-friendly improvements have been made to the STARS system in which child care providers are rated for Great Start to Quality. You will be able to submit your Self-Assessment Survey, more easily save information, upload documents and manage Quality Improvement Plans that help keep your quality improvement efforts on track. This page will be used to provide updates and the latest news about the upgrades and actions that programs must take to prepare for the transition. 

 What's New?

It's connected to MiRegistry

  • Because you have to provide the same information to multiple organizations, updates to the Great Start to Quality system will include a connection with MiRegistry, Michigan's Professional Development Registry. Any information your program has in MiRegisty related to staff education and training will transfer right into your Self-Assessment Survey. This means your program's information will live in one place and you will not have to enter the information multiple times. 
  • If you already have an Individual account in MiRegistry, great! You are ahead of the game. If not, learn how to create an Individual account. Your staff will need an account too. 
  • If your program already has an Organization profile as well, even better! The program will be able to easily access your information when the transition takes place in September. If not, learn how to create an Organization profile

Creating an Organization Profile

Learn how to create an Organization Profile for your licensed child care or schoolage program. This step is required for participation in Great Start to quality.

Becoming a MiRegistry Member

Learn how individuals become members of MiRegistry. This is an important step for staff of childcare and schoolage programs.