Public Policy Associates (PPA) in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Great Start (MDE/OGS) and the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) has been conducting an evaluation of the reimagined Great Start to Quality (GSQ) (Michigan’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System or QRIS). A significantly reimagined GSQ was launched in February 2023 following years of planning, input gathering, development, and training.

MDE/OGS is the state’s Child Care and Development Fund lead agency, administering Michigan’s child care assistance program. The office also has responsibility for supporting access high-quality early learning and development programs for children ages 0-8. ECIC implements GSQ for MDE/OGS through information sharing, assessment, and data management.

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