Texas Rising Star Providers
A Texas Rising Star (TRS) Provider is a child care provider that has an agreement with a Local Workforce Development Board’s (Board's) child care contractor to serve Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)-subsidized children and that voluntarily meets requirements that exceed the State's Minimum Child Care Licensing (CCL) Standards. TRS Certification is available to Licensed Center, 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.
Texas School Ready!™
Texas School Ready (TSR) is a comprehensive preschool teacher training program that combines high quality classroom materials and curricula with ongoing professional development and progress monitoring tools. Teachers from child care centers, Head Start programs, and public school pre-kindergarten participate in TSR. Throughout the school year, teachers enrolled in TSR are provided tools to help them learn more about the specific instructional needs of the children in their classrooms and how to support children using engaging lessons and activities. The new skills and techniques that teachers learn through TSR positively affect the classroom experience for children.
Texas School Ready is implemented across the state through three delivery models that vary by support level intensity: TSR Online, TSR Online+ and TSR Comprehensive. Agencies can participate in multiple levels of service at the same time, depending on the individual needs of the teachers and child care providers they serve.
National Accredited Provider Information
The following TWC-approved, nationally accredited organizations list nationally accredited providers in Texas on their websites:
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- National Early Childhood Program Accreditation
- National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Program
- Association of Christian Schools International
- National Association for Family Child Care
- Council of Accreditation
- AdvancED Quality Early Learning Schools (QELS)