What's Next for Great Start to Quality
February 2021
Making Improvements
Great Start to Quality (GSQ) strives to help families make informed decisions about child care and support child care programs as they improve their quality and provide the best care possible for children. Since launching GSQ in 2011, we’ve learned a lot about how to define and assess quality and how to help child care professionals improve services for children. Based on your feedback and guidance from content experts, we are in the process of improving the Great Start to Quality system.

Visit our webpage to see details about each step in the process, offer your feedback, and get a preview of the changes. We also have a monthly newsletter to help you stay up-to-date!
Input from Families and Child Care Professionals
Your voice matters. So far, more than 3,600 child care professionals and parents have participated in this process—primarily by completing a survey about GSQ. See a summary of their perspectives in the Next Steps for Michigan's Great Start to Quality report.

If you want to share feedback with the Great Start to Quality Advisory Committee, facilitated by the Michigan Department of Education-Office of Great Start, you can send an email to: greatstarttoquality@ecic4kids.org. Families and child care professionals provide important insights, and we’re grateful for your input! See the list of Advisory Committee Members.
Tentative Timeline
Our goal is to keep you informed at every step of the way. View the full tentative timeline.
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If you are thinking about how to maintain or continue making quality improvements, or if you’re ready to learn more and need help, contact your local Great Start to Quality Resource Center by calling 1-877-614-7328 or visit www.greatstarttoquality.org.
Funding from the Office of Great Start within the Michigan Department of Education supports the implementation of Great Start.