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Texas Rising Star Provider Certification


Texas Rising Star Provider certification is a process for improving the quality of child care services provided in Texas. A Texas Rising Star Provider is a child care provider that has an agreement with a Board's Child Care Contractor 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 Texas Rising Star Provider certification system provides graduated levels of certification as providers meet progressively higher certification requirements.

Certification as a Texas Rising Star 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.

The link below will take you to the Texas Rising Star Provider Certification Guidelines document. It is a technical document used primarily by Board and child care contractor staff who conduct the assessments of, and provide technical assistance to, providers pursuing Texas Rising Star Provider certification. It includes the procedures, criteria, measures, scoring instruments, and definitions of technical terms used in the certification process. It also includes useful tips for providers who are seeking Texas Rising Star Provider certification and for Board and child care contractor staff who conduct the assessment/certification process.



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Last Revision: September 30, 2011