Child Care Information

Types of Child Care Settings

What is high-quality child care?

10 questions to ask when choosing a child care provider:

  1. What are the qualifications of the staff?
  2. Can I visit anytime?
  3. What is your discipline policy?
  4. Can my child bring comfort items from home?
  5. What is the ratio of caregivers to children?
  6. How many children will you take?
  7. How much do you charge?
  8. When do you expect payments?
  9. Do you charge when my child is not there?
  10. Do you accept DHS Child Care subsidy?

Learn more about how to find high-quality child care:
Is This The Right Place For My Child booklet 

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Great Start to Quality
Great Start to Quality helps Michigan families find quality child care, preschool and early childhood education in their area and providers with training to improve their programs.

Great Start to Quality Resource Center
Provides a variety of services for parents, guardians, and child care providers.

Great Start to Quality Resources for Families
Resources to help families understand the Great Start to Quality rating system, and help them find the best care for their child.

Licensed Provider Resources
State of Michigan information and resources for licensed child care providers.