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Texas Rising Star

The Texas Rising Star program is a certification process for improving the quality of child care services provided in Texas.

Choose the Texas Rising Star Certified Provider That’s Right for Your Family!

Be your Child's Voice. Across Texas, parents and families enroll their children in child care programs, including center-based and home-based programs. Numerous research studies have shown that children who attend higher quality child care programs are more prepared for school than other children.

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Help Your Child's Readiness for Success with Texas Rising Star

Texas Rising Star Certified Providers are committed to quality improvement in their programs. Providers that achieve TRS provider certification offer quality care that exceeds the State’s Minimum Child Care Licensing Standards in the four categories:

  • Director and Staff Qualifications and Training
  • Teacher-Child Interactions
  • Program Administration
  • Indoor/Outdoor Environment

Child Care providers are recognized as Entry Level Designation providers or Certified providers. Certified Providers are awarded two, three, or four star ratings (4 stars being the highest) and are assessed annually to determine if higher standards are being maintained.. Learn more by visiting

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