Digital Resource Collection

Home to resources that support quality improvement for early learning programs.

Designed for early learning programs in Texas, the Digital Resource Collection (DRC) houses professional learning resources, examples of Texas Rising Star quality measures, classroom implementation tools, and more! Most resources are free or low cost to programs.

Jump Start Your Quality Improvement Goals

Need some help getting started? The Jump Start section helps early learning programs reflect on current needs and next steps for improvement across many quality improvement topics. Each topic includes reflection questions, related measures, professional learning resources, and practice-based tools.

Dive Into the Resources

Professional Learning resources can help you deepen your understanding of a topic that spans multiple Texas Rising Star measures. If you are ready to target a specific measure, the Examples section includes samples, videos, and practice opportunities that can guide your quality improvement efforts.

What are the Texas Rising Star measures?
These are the quality expectations of the Texas Rising Star program and what early learning programs are evaluated on during a site assessment. The forms linked here show the measures and scoring options for both facility and classroom measures.

What Is Continuous Quality Improvement?
CQI is the framework adopted by Texas Rising Star to help early learning programs set goals and improve quality over time. The video series and reflection questions help early learning programs understand and start implementing CQI.

How Can I Reflect on My Program’s Needs?
Reflection can help programs both identify their quality improvement needs and gauge how well quality improvement efforts are going. This step-by-step process walks you through why, how, and when to reflect on program quality.