Texas Rising Star for Families
The Texas Rising Star program is a voluntary, quality-based child care rating system of child care providers participating in the Texas Workforce Commission’s subsidized child care program. TRS certification is available to Licensed Centers and Licensed and Registered Child Care Home providers who meet the certification criteria.
The TRS provider certification system offers three levels of certification (Two-Star, Three-Star, and Four-Star) to encourage providers to attain progressively higher certification requirements leading to a Four-Star level.
A Texas Rising Star (TRS) provider is a child care provider that has an agreement to serve Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)-subsidized children. The TRS provider voluntarily meets requirements that exceed the State’s Minimum Child Care Licensing (CCL) Standards.
Across Texas, parents and families enroll their children into child care programs. These programs include center-based and home-based programs. Research studies have shown that at-risk children who attend higher quality child care programs are more prepared for school entry than children who do not attend quality child care programs.
Providers that voluntarily achieve TRS provider certification are in a better position to contribute to early development of children. They offer quality care that exceeds the State’s Minimum Child Care Licensing Standards for directors and staff qualifications, caregiver-child interactions, age-appropriate curricula and activities, nutrition and indoor/outdoor activities, and parent involvement and education.
As providers progress through the levels of TRS provider certification, they contribute progressively more to the development of the children they serve on a daily basis.
To learn more about Texas Rising Star, please visit: www.texasrisingstar.org
Texas Rising Star for Providers
TRS Provider certification is a process for improving the quality of child care services provided in Texas. A TRS Provider is a child care provider that has an agreement with Child Care Services (CCS) to serve Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) subsidized children and that voluntarily meets requirements that exceed the State’s Minimum Licensing Standards for child care facilities. The TRS certification system provides graduated levels of certification as providers meet progressively higher certification requirements. Certification as a TRS Provider is available to Licensed Center, Licensed Child Care Home, and Registered Child Care Home providers who meet the certification criteria. The process improves the quality of child care provided, not only to TWC subsidized children, but to all children enrolled in certified facilities. TRS certified providers are eligible for an enhanced reimbursement rate.
To learn more about Texas Rising Star and to submit an Interest Form, please visit: www.texasrisingstar.org
Click here for TRS Guidelines.
Quality Partnership Initiative
The Quality Partnership Initiative is designed to increase the number of and access to high-quality early education and school-age care in the Alamo region. We focus on child care program support through quality mentoring, training, and education in order to help your program reach its goal of achieving and maintaining Texas Rising Star Certification. The benefits of our program include one-on-one mentoring, technical assistance, priority for professional development opportunities, as well as financial incentives. To get started on a path of continuous quality improvement, please click on the links for the provider letter and mentoring application.
Please call 210-582-1554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in becoming a TRS provider in the Alamo region.