Great Start to Quality – Northwest Resource Center


Great Start to Quality is an organization under the State of MI’s initiative of Great Start for Kids. Essentially, they help to rank and monitor the quality of childcare providers (birth-preK) across the state. This is the Northwest branch. They have three main programs 1) help support childcare providers provide high-quality care 2) professional development for childcare providers and 3) family childcare referrals.

In general, the referral system is completely online, and parents can see organizations in their area and choose what ages that they need. If a family needs more help, they can call the resource center to be helped through the search process. They also have a lending library full of educational materials for children that families can request.

Contact Information


Address: 202 E Grandview Blvd. Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: 877-614-7328


Service Information

Service Areas: Early Ed/ Preschool, Public Schools, Childcare, After School Care

Eligibility Criteria: NA